From Classical to Modern Algebraic Geometry

Corrado Segre's Mastership and Legacy

  • Gianfranco Casnati
  • Alberto Conte
  • Letterio Gatto
  • Livia Giacardi
  • Marina Marchisio
  • Alessandro Verra

Part of the Trends in the History of Science book series (TRENDSHISTORYSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Corrado Segre’ Leadership: From Turin to the International Scene

  3. Perspectives on Segre’s Legacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Jérémy Blanc
      Pages 351-360
    3. Luca Chiantini, Duccio Sacchi
      Pages 361-374
    4. Ciro Ciliberto, Maria Angelica Cueto, Massimiliano Mella, Kristian Ranestad, Piotr Zwiernik
      Pages 375-407
    5. Laura Costa, Rosa M. Miró-Roig, Joan Pons-Llopis
      Pages 409-428
    6. Igor Dolgachev
      Pages 429-450
    7. Margarida Mendes Lopes, Rita Pardini
      Pages 451-473
  4. The Unpublished Notebook of Corrado Segre onGeometry on Simply Infinite Algebraic Entities (1890–1891)

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 717-756

About these proceedings


This book commemorates the 150th birthday of Corrado Segre, one of the founders of the Italian School of Algebraic Geometry and a crucial figure in the history of Algebraic Geometry. It is the outcome of a conference held in Turin, Italy.

One of the book's most unique features is the inclusion of a previously unpublished manuscript by Corrado Segre, together with a scientific commentary. Representing a prelude to Segre's seminal 1894 contribution on the theory of algebraic curves, this manuscript and other important archival sources included in the essays shed new light on the eminent role he played at the international level.

Including both survey articles and original research papers, the book is divided into three parts: section one focuses on the implications of Segre's work in a historic light, while section two presents new results in his field, namely Algebraic Geometry. The third part features Segre's unpublished notebook: Sulla Geometria Sugli Enti Algebrici Semplicemente Infiniti (1890-1891).

This volume will appeal to scholars in the History of Mathematics, as well as to researchers in the current subfields of Algebraic Geometry.


Corrado Segre’s lecture notes Italian school of algebraic geometry history of algebraic geometry classical methods in algebraic geometry birational classification of algebraic varieties projective algebraic geometry

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco Casnati
    • 1
  • Alberto Conte
    • 2
  • Letterio Gatto
    • 3
  • Livia Giacardi
    • 4
  • Marina Marchisio
    • 5
  • Alessandro Verra
    • 6
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze MatematichePolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Accademia delle Scienze di TorinoTurinItaly
  3. 3.Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly
  6. 6.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità Roma TreRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32992-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32994-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2297-2951
  • Series Online ISSN 2297-296X
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