Luigi Fantappiè

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Luigi Fantappiè
Born (1901-01-15)15 January 1901
Viterbo, Italy
Died 28 July 1956(1956-07-28) (aged 55)
Viterbo, Italy
Nationality Italian
Fields Mathematics
Alma mater University of Pisa
Doctoral advisor Luigi Bianchi
Other academic advisors
Doctoral students
Known for Theory of analytic functionals

Luigi Fantappiè (15 September 1901 – 28 July 1956) was an Italian mathematician, known for work in mathematical analysis and for creating the theory of analytic functionals: he was a student and follower of Vito Volterra. Later in life he proposed scientific theories of sweeping scope.

He was born in Viterbo, and studied at the University of Pisa, graduating in mathematics in 1922. After time spent abroad, he was offered a chair by the University of Florence in 1926, and a year later by the University of Palermo. He spent the years 1934 to 1939 in the University of São Paulo, Brazil. In 1939 he was offered a chair at the University of Rome.

In 1941 he discovered that negative energy has qualities that are associated to life: The cause of processes driven by negative energy lies in the future, exactly such as living beings work for a better day tomorrow. A process that is driven by negative energy will increase order with time, such as all forms of life tend to do. This was a very controversial view at the time and not at all accepted by his colleagues. His findings indicate that negative energy is associated to life in the same way as consciousness is. Consciousness could be a process based on negative energy.[1] In 1942 he put forth a unified theory of physics and biology, and the syntropy concept. In 1952 he started to work on a unified physical theory called projective relativity, for which, he asserted, special relativity was a limiting case. Giuseppe Arcidiacono worked with him on this theory.[2]

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  • Principi di una teoria unitaria del mondo fisico e biologico, Di Renzo Editore, Roma
  • Conferenze scelte, Di Renzo Editore


  1. ^ (Drageset 2015).
  2. ^ For more informations on these topics, see the entry on "de Sitter invariant special relativity".


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