A Pure Soul pp 173-181 | Cite as

Freedom to Dream

  • Andrea Parlangeli


Up until the early 1970s, Ennio De Giorgi had dedicated both his special seminars, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, to analysis. At some point, however, he changed the Wednesday seminar to a new subject: the foundations of mathematics. “We were fascinated by the course—says Vincenzo Maria Tortorelli, who followed it.—Marco Forti and Tullio Franzoni were there. Also attending were five or six Normale students, plus 30 or so people from the faculties of Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics. The course was structured in a way that De Giorgi would have defined as akin to the Book of Wisdom, and was based on his reflections.”


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  • Andrea Parlangeli
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  1. 1.MilanItaly

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