Paolo Ruffini mathematician and president of the Academy. A memory on the bicentenary of his death.

Paolo Ruffini, mathematician and doctor, was president of the Italian Society of Sciences known as the XL from 1816 to 1822, the year of his death. His figure as a mathematician is mainly remembered for his contribution to the study of the solvability of algebraic equations. In particular for degree 5, the Abel-Ruffini theorem shows the insolubility by radicals. Furthermore, Ruffini played an important role for the Italian Society of Sciences, during the transition from the Napoleonic era to that of the Restoration. The conference aims to discuss his figure both from a scientific and institutional point of view.

The conference will take place on November 16 at the headquarters of the academic library. To participate please register at

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Programme of the conference