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[We describe the historical framework and the main issues (biographical, scientific, political, etc.) of the correspondences of Placido Tardy and Luigi Cremona in the libraries of Genoa, which constitute an important contribution to the reconstruction of the History of Mathematics in the Italian...
[The Italian Risorgimento and the subsequent unification of Italy took place during a period of not only political, but general renewal of the country, and Italian scientists linked themselves to the more advanced fields of European research. This paper focuses on the central figure of Francesco...
[From the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century, many common traits were shared by national mathematical communities, which were not only separated geographically (from the Czech lands to Japan), and culturally (from northern to southern Europe), but which also varied from the point of...
[Some of the aspects of Giusto Bellavitis’s life dealt with in this paper provide an opportunity to contribute to a better knowledge of both the Venetian mathematician’s background and the Italian mathematical culture of that period, particularly the first part of the nineteenth century. Apart...
[The two greatest mathematicians of the early twentieth century, David Hilbert and Henri Poincaré transformed the mathematics of their time. Their personal interaction was infrequent, until Hilbert invited Poincaré to deliver the first Wolfskehl Lectures in Göttingen in the spring of 1909. A...
[The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the extensive correspondence of B. L. van der Waerden housed at the Library of the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zurich, and to provide some first results and conclusions of our ongoing partial edition of these papers. In...
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