Person: Ricci (3), Giovanni
Giovanni Ricci was an Italian mathematician who worked in number theory, differential geometry, mathematical analysis and theory of series.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- After graduating, Ricci went to Rome where he was appointed as a lecturer.
- Ricci held this position for eight years.
- As examples of the papers Ricci published during his eight years as a professor in Pisa we mention: Sulle funzioni simmetriche delle radici dell'unità secondo un modulo composto Ⓣ(On symmetric functions of the roots of unity in a compound form) (1931), Sui grandi divisori primi delle coppie di interi in posti corrispondenti di due progressioni aritmetiche.
- Let us also note that, in 1951, Ricci wrote a paper on the school of mathematics in Pisa La scuola matematica pisana dal 1848 al 1948 Ⓣ(The mathematics school of Pisa from 1848 to 1948).
- In 1936 Ricci moved to Milan where he was appointed as Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the University.
- Ricci was unable to continue his research with the vigour that he had in Pisa and was more involved in teaching and administration.
- In it Ricci discussed the estimation of exponential sums, the distribution of f(x)f (x)f(x) mod 1, Waring's problem and Goldbach's problem.
- Ricci held the chair of Mathematical Analysis in Milan for over 36 years.
- We mentioned Ricci's research on the distribution of primes.
- We should not, however, give the impression that all Ricci's work was in number theory for he also made significant contributions to the theory of functions of a complex variable.
- Finally we mention that Ricci's most famous doctoral student during his time in Milan was Enrico Bombieri.
Born 17 August 1904, Florence, Italy. Died 9 September 1973, Milan, Italy.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive