Tullio Levi-Civita

1873 - 1941

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Tullio Levi-Civita was an Italian mathematician who is best known for his work on the absolute differential calculus. He published the theory of tensors in a form which was used by Einstein in his theory of relativity. He had problems later in his life with the rise of Fascism in Italy.
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  1. Levi-Civita: Absolute Differential Calculus
  2. Levi-Civita: Lezioni di calcolo differenziale assoluto
  3. Obituary: Edinburgh Mathematical Notes
  4. Obituary: Royal Society of Edinburgh

Honours awarded to Tullio Levi-Civita
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Royal Society Sylvester Medal1922
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1923
LMS Honorary Member1924
Fellow of the Royal Society1930
Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society1930
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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