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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