Giovanni Battista Guccia
|Giovanni Battista Guccia|
21 October 1855|
29 October 1914 (aged 59)|
|Alma mater||University of Rome|
|Known for||Mathematical Circle of Palermo|
|Institutions||University of Palermo|
|Doctoral advisor||Luigi Cremona|
Guccia was born in Palermo in a rich and aristocratic family. He graduated in mathematics in 1880 at the University of Rome, where he was a student of Luigi Cremona. His doctoral thesis was presented at the Reims scientific congress and then published with the title "On a class of surfaces representable point by point on a plane" in the "Comptes-rendus de l'Association française pour l'avancement des sciences".
In 1884 he founded, personally contributing both financially and intellectually, the "Circolo Matematico di Palermo" (Mathematical Society of Palermo), its essays became a few decades later one of the most important international mathematical journals. He was assisted in this endeavour by other young mathematicians from Palermo: Michele Gebbia (1854-1929), Giovanni Maisano (1851-1929), Michele Luigi Albeggiani (1852-1943) and Francesco Paolo Paternò (1852-1927).
Guccia was the Mathematical Society's director and essence until his death.
- Giovanni Battista Guccia at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Giovanni Battista Guccia", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- An Italian short biography of Giovanni Battista Guccia in Edizione Nazionale Mathematica Italiana online.