Alessandro Faedo

Alessandro Faedo
Born (1913-11-18)18 November 1913
Chiampo, Vicenza
Died 16 June 2001(2001-06-16) (aged 87)[1]
Nationality Italian
Institutions Università di Pisa
Alma mater Università di Pisa
Doctoral advisor Leonida Tonelli
Known for Faedo–Galerkin method

Alessandro Faedo (18 November 1913 – 15 June 2001)[1] (also known as Alessandro Carlo Faedo or Sandro Faedo) was an Italian mathematician and politician, born in Chiampo. He is known for his work in numerical analysis, leading to the Faedo–Galerkin method: he was one of the pupils of Leonida Tonelli and, after his death, he succeeded him on the chair of mathematical analysis at the University of Pisa, becoming dean of the faculty of sciences and then rector and exerting a strong positive influence on the development of the university.

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  1. 1 2 According to Letta (2001), Miranda (2005, p. 3) and as reported by The editorial board of the "Architetture Pisane" journal (2006, p. 13). In the obituary appeared on the 2nd issue of volume 6 (2001, p.17) of the bulletin of the "Scuola Normale Superiore" Students' association, the date reported is 15 June 2001.


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