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. He became an honorary member of the EMS in 1930.
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Additional Material in MacTutor

  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. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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