Mauro Picone

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Mauro Picone
Mauro Picone
Born (1885-05-02)May 2, 1885
Palermo, Italy
Died April 11, 1977(1977-04-11) (aged 91)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Fields Calculus of variation
numerical analysis
ordinary differential equations
partial differential equations
Institutions University of Cagliari
University of Catania
University of Naples Federico II
Università di Roma
Alma mater Scuola Normale Superiore (1909)
Doctoral advisor Luigi Bianchi
Doctoral students see the teaching activity section
Known for Picone identity
Sturm-Picone comparison theorem

Mauro Picone (2 May 1885 – 11 April 1977) was an Italian mathematician. He is known for the Picone identity, for the Sturm-Picone comparison theorem and for being the founder of the Istituto Nazionale per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, presently named after him, the first applied mathematics institute ever founded. He was also an outstanding teacher of mathematical analysis: some of the best Italian mathematicians were among his pupils.

Mauro Picone in 1903


Research activity[edit]

Attraverso le sue ricerche di analisi matematica, Mauro Picone ha contribuito notevolmente allo sviluppo della matematica del nostro secolo. Egli è stato inoltre un pioniere delle matematiche applicate.[1]

Radu Voinea(Voinea 1986, p. 38).

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Notable students:

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  1. ^ (English translation): "Through his research in mathematical analysis, Mauro Picone contributed greatly to the development of mathematics of the present century. He was also a pioneer in applied mathemaics".

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