Tullio Levi-Civita
was born 144 years ago
29th March 1873

Tullio Levi-Civita is best known for his work on the absolute differential calculus with its applications to the theory of relativity. In 1900 he published, jointly with Ricci, the theory of tensors in a form which was used by Einstein in his theory of relativity 15 years later.

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