Guido Zappa

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Guido Zappa
Guido Zappa in 1961
Born (1915-12-07)7 December 1915
Naples, Italy
Died 17 March 2015(2015-03-17) (aged 99)
Florence, Italy
Citizenship Italian
Alma mater Scuola Normale Superiore
Known for Algebraic geometry
Group theory
Scientific career
Institutions University of Florence
Academic advisors Francesco Severi

Guido Zappa (7 December 1915 – 17 March 2015) was an Italian mathematician and a noted group theorist: his other main research interests were geometry and also the history of mathematics. Zappa was particularly known for some examples of algebraic curves that strongly influenced the ideas of Francesco Severi.[1]

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He was elected ordinary non resident member of the Accademia Pontaniana on June 16, 1949.[2] On June 3, 1951 he was elected corresponding member to the class of mathematical sciences of the Società Nazionale di Scienze Lettere e Arti in Napoli: subsequently, he became ordinary member (2 June 1951) and ordinary non resident member (15 December 1953).[3] On 14 October 1960 he was elected corresponding member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei: he became national member of the same academy on March 21, 1977.[4]

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  1. ^ See the 18 March 2015 obituary published on "Il Mattino" newspaper.
  2. ^ According to the Accademia Pontaniana yearbook (2015, p. 116).
  3. ^ See the Society yearbook (2014, p. 56).
  4. ^ See the Lincean Academy yearbook (2012, p. 545).


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