By Laurent Mazliak,Rossana Tazzioli

Numerous scientists have taken part in the warfare attempt in the course of global conflict I, yet few gave it the passionate power of the well-known Italian mathematician Volterra. As a confident supporter of the reason for Britain and France, he struggled vigorously to hold Italy into the battle in might 1915 after which constructed a frenetic task to aid the struggle attempt, going himself to front, although he used to be fifty five. This task stumbled on an enough echo together with his French colleagues Borel, Hadamard and Picard. the large correspondence they exchanged throughout the conflict, offers a rare view of those actions, and increases a number of primary questions about the function of a scientist, and especially a mathematician in the course of WW I. It additionally deals a vibrant documentation concerning the highbrow lifetime of  the time ; Volterra’s and Borel’s circles specifically have been super large and the diversity in their pursuits was once now not constrained to their box of specialization. The publication proposes the entire transcription of the aforementioned correspondence, annotated with a number of footnotes to provide information at the contents. It additionally bargains a normal historic advent to the context of the letters and a number of other enhances on topics concerning the educational exchanges among France and Italy throughout the war.

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