Sunday, June 30, 2019

Ex Fano* Continues

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:10 AM

Yesterday's post The Benson Epiphany suggests a review of another
retired UC Davis mathematics professor who also died in May
John Robert Chuchel —

UC Davis mathematics students may consult the following page:

A check of this  journal on the date of Chuchel's reported death
yields posts now tagged Hallows for UC Davis.

* See Ex Fano Apollinis  (June 24).

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Building Blocks of Geometry

From "On the life and scientific work of Gino Fano
by Alberto Collino, Alberto Conte, and Alessandro Verra,
ICCM Notices , July 2014, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 43-57 —

" Indeed, about the Italian debate on foundations of Geometry, it is not rare to read comments in the same spirit of the following one, due to Jeremy Gray13. He is essentially reporting Hans Freudenthal’s point of view:

' When the distinguished mathematician and historian of mathematics Hans Freudenthal analysed Hilbert’s  Grundlagen he argued that the link between reality and geometry appears to be severed for the first time in Hilbert’s work. However, he discovered that Hilbert had been preceded by the Italian mathematician Gino Fano in 1892. . . .' "

13 J. Gray, "The Foundations of Projective Geometry in Italy," Chapter 24 (pp. 269–279) in his book Worlds Out of Nothing , Springer (2010).

Restoring the severed link —

Structure of the eightfold cube

See also Espacement  and The Thing and I.

Related material —



Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:36 PM

"The technical aspects
Were carefully planned,
And the social aspect
Just happened."

Robert Fano

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