Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro biography

Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro

Mathematician, Academic

1853 – 1925

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Who was Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro?

Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro was an Italian mathematician born in Lugo di Romagna. He is most famous as the inventor of tensor calculus, but also published important works in other fields.

With his former student Tullio Levi-Civita, he wrote his most famous single publication, a pioneering work on the calculus of tensors, signing it as Gregorio Ricci. This appears to be the only time that Ricci-Curbastro used the shortened form of his name in a publication, and continues to cause confusion.

Ricci-Curbastro also published important works in other fields, including a book on higher algebra and infinitesimal analysis, and papers on the theory of real numbers, an area in which he extended the research begun by Dedekind.

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Born
Jan 12, 1853
Lugo
Also known as
  • Риччи-Курбастро, Грегорио
  • 格雷戈里奥·里奇-库尔巴斯托罗
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Lived in
  • Emilia-Romagna
Died
Aug 6, 1925
Bologna

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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