Person: Alasia, Cristoforo
Cristoforo Alasia was an Italian school teacher who produced papers on astronomy, geometry, rational mechanics and the history of mathematics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Cristoforo Alasia studied at the universities of Cagliari, Turin and Rome.
- The name "Alasia Cristoforo", appears in the yearbook of the University of Turin as matriculated in the first year of the course for the Diploma in Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences in the academic year 1883-1884.
- His surname is linked to the theory of Alasia and, in particular, with being the founder and the first editor of the magazine Le Matematiche Pure ed Applicate, Periodico mensile di matematiche pure ed applicate, superiori ed elementari, ad uso dell'istruzione media e superiore Ⓣ(Pure and Applied Mathematics, Monthly Periodical of Elementary and Advanced Pure and Applied Mathematics, for the use of intermediate and advanced education), to which important mathematicians such as Charles Hermite contributed.
- As well as papers, the journal contained reports of work published in other journals, reviews of books, some reviews by Alasia himself, and problems with solutions to them given in a later part.
- Its director, its creator, Professor Alasia, has won the confidence and is attracting the attention of the mathematical world.
- The monthly journal of pure and applied mathematics founded by Professor Alasia, "Le Matematiche," has had an extraordinary success.
- Alasia returned the compliment with an appreciation of Halsted on the occasion of his appointment as President of the Mathematics and Astronomy Section of the American Society for the Advancement of Science.
- Alasia's 5-page article "George Bruce Halsted" came with a portrait and appeared in the second volume of Le Matematiche Pure ed Applicate Ⓣ(Pure and Applied Mathematics).
- However, in the first part of the 1903 volume which was published in January of that year, Alasia announced a temporary halt to publications because of excessive commitments of the typesetter who was working on publishing the proceedings of the Third International Congress of Historical Sciences, which took place in Rome in the first week of April 1903.
- Professor Alasia is a gifted linguist.
- The medal was awarded for a memoir by Alasia on the determination of the parabolic orbit of a comet published in L'amateur (Milan, 1906), 259-264.
Born 21 November 1864, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy. Died 19 November 1918, Albenga, Savona, Italy.
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Astronomy, Origin Italy
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive