Person: Levi (2), Eugenio
Eugenio Levi was an Italian mathematician who worked in complex analysis, differential geometry, Lie groups, partial differential equations and the minimum principle.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Eugenio attended the Azeglio High School in Turin where he showed that he was an extremely gifted pupil.
- Two aspects of Bianchi's work would be particularly significant in his influences on Levi.
- He had published two important works before Levi began to study with him, namely Lectures on differential geometry (1894) and Lectures on the theory of groups of substitutions (1900).
- The other mathematician in Pisa who had a major influence on Levi's research was Ulisse Dini who held two chairs at the University of Pisa, the chair of analysis and higher geometry, and the chair of infinitesimal analysis.
- In 1904 Levi graduated from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa with the award of his laurea.
- Levi published Sulla struttura dei gruppi finiti e continui Ⓣ(On the structure of finite and continuous groups) in 1905, the paper having been presented to Academy of Science of Turin on 2 April of that year by Bianchi.
- In 1906 Levi submitted his habilitation thesis Sulle equazioni lineari totalmente ellittiche alle derivate parziali to the Scuola Normale Superiore.
- Levi became interested in the Cauchy problem.
- Levi's remarkable mathematical career came to an end with the outbreak of World War I.
- It was over one year later, in October 1916, that Levi entered military service in, as a lieutenant in the 1st Regiment of Engineers stationed at their headquarters in Pavia.
- Levi, however, was highly patriotic wished to return to military service.
- Decio Levi, who was a major in the Italian army, was killed on 15 September as fighting continued in the Monte Santo area.
- Eugenio Levi was a captain in charge of a company of engineers in the same general area.
- During the retreat, Eugenio Levi was hit in the forehead by a stray bullet.
Born 18 October 1883, Turin, Italy. Died 28 October 1917, Cormons, Italy.
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