Séminaire manuscrits scientifiques / 2022-2023

10/03/2023, ENS, 45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris. Salle INFO 1. De 10h30 à 12h30.

Corrado Segre

Corrado Segre, one of the major protagonists of Italian mathematics during the Belle Epoque and the leader of the so-called Italian School of Algebraic Geometry, taught Higher Geometry at the University of Turin from 1888 to 1924. At his death (May 1924), the family left to the Mathematical Library of the University of Turin the collection of forty manuscript notebooks of his lectures in Higher Geometry, and a Personal card index (Schedario), consisting of 515 handwritten cards, on which Segre annotated bibliographic references, excerpts of readings that could be useful in his studies and teaching, comments and memoranda.
In this talk, we will analyze how Segre organized and used the Schedario in order to structure his teaching and how intended to re-elaborate his lecture notes in order to produce a grand treatise on Higher Geometry, to be published by Teubner, which could be the authentic expression of his School.