Mauro Picone

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Mauro Picone
Mauro Picone
Born (1885-05-02)2 May 1885
Palermo, Italy
Died 11 April 1977(1977-04-11) (aged 91)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Alma mater Scuola Normale Superiore (1909)
Known for
Scientific career
Doctoral advisor Luigi Bianchi
Doctoral students see the teaching activity section

Mauro Picone (2 May 1885 – 11 April 1977) was an Italian mathematician. He is known for the Picone identity, the Sturm-Picone comparison theorem and being the founder of the Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, presently named after him, the first applied mathematics institute ever founded.[1] 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.[2]

— Radu Voinea, (Voinea 1986, p. 38).

Teaching activity[edit]

Notable students:

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  1. ^ See (Fichera 1995, pp. 10–11), (Fichera 1999, p. 297), (Benzi 2005, p. 3 of the preprint version) and the references cited in this latter one.
  2. ^ (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 mathematics".


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