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A Pure Soul

Ennio De Giorgi, A Mathematical Genius

Authors: Parlangeli, Andrea

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  • First complete biography of Ennio De Giorgi, who parallels John Nash in mathematical genius
  • Encompasses his evolution as a mathematician and his relations with his peers, as well as his profound religiosity and efforts in the field of human rights
  • Presents a clear painting of the real life of an extraordinary man and mathematician through the use of actual interviews with friends and colleagues
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This biography illuminates the life of Ennio De Giorgi, a mathematical genius in parallel with John Nash, the Nobel Prize Winner and protagonist of A Beautiful Mind. Beginning with his childhood and early years of research, into his solution of the 19th problem of Hilbert and his professorship, this book pushes beyond De Giorgi’s rich contributions to the mathematics community, to present his work in human rights, including involvement in the fight for Leonid Plyushch’s freedom and the defense of dissident Uruguayan mathematician José Luis Massera. Considered by many to be the greatest Italian analyst of the twentieth century, De Giorgi is described in this volume in full through documents and direct interviews with friends, family, colleagues, and former students.

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“This is a remarkable work. … Andrea Parlangeli has done a wonderful job in presenting a readable book overflowing with irresistible information: the detailed story of a brilliant and unusual mathematician, his own man, a practicing Catholic who lived his faith — indeed a pure soul: the book is perfectly titled. … I recommend this book most enthusiastically.” (Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, October 15, 2019)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Pure Soul
Book Subtitle
Ennio De Giorgi, A Mathematical Genius
Authors
Translated by
Capriz, M.
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05303-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05303-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05302-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 227
Additional Information
English translation of the 1st original Italian edition published by Milella, Lecce, 2015
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