03410nam a22003735a 4500001001100000003001200011005001700023006001900040007001500059008004100074020001800115024002100133040001400154072001400168084001500182100003300197245017700230260008200407300003400489336002600523337002600549338003600575347002400611490005600635506006600691520201200757650003602769650003102805700003102836700004002867700003202907856003202939856006502971246-191022CH-001817-320191022233003.0a fot ||| 0|cr nn mmmmamaa191022e20191108sz fot ||| 0|eng d a978303719699170a10.4171/1992doi ach0018173 7aP2bicssc a01-xx2msc1 aJaëck, Frédéric,eauthor.10aGösta Mittag-Leffler and Vito Volterra. 40 Years of Correspondenceh[electronic resource] /cFrédéric Jaëck, Laurent Mazliak, Emma Sallent Del Colombo, Rossana Tazzioli3 aZuerich, Switzerland :bEuropean Mathematical Society Publishing House,c2019 a1 online resource (438 pages) atextbtxt2rdacontent acomputerbc2rdamedia aonline resourcebcr2rdacarrier atext filebPDF2rda0 aHeritage of European Mathematics (HEM) ;x2523-52141 aRestricted to subscribers:uhttps://www.ems-ph.org/ebooks.php aThe present book contains the voluminous correspondence exchanged between the Swedish mathematician Gösta Mittag-Leffler and his younger Italian colleague Vito Volterra spanning a period of almost forty years at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. The relationship between the two men is remarkable for both personal and scientific reasons. Mittag-Leffler met Volterra for the first time as a brilliant young student of Ulisse Dini in Pisa. He was soon captivated by the creativity and the skills of the young man, and eventually became his mentor. Being himself at the center of a major scientific network, Mittag-Leffler introduced Volterra to the major mathematicians of the time, especially the Germans (Weierstrass, Klein, Cantor…) and French (Darboux, Jordan…). In a few years, Volterra became the most prominent Italian mathematician and forged his own network of scientists all over Europe, and even in the United States which he was one of the first major European mathematicians to visit. Despite their difference in age, both men developed a deep and faithful friendship and their letters reflect the variety of themes of their exchanges. Of course, mathematics was the most prominent, and both men often used the letters as a first draft of their ideas and the addressee as a first judge of their soundness. Besides mathematics, they also touched upon many aspects of both private and public life: matrimony, children, holidays, politics and so on. This vast set of letters affords the reader a general overview of mathematical life at the turn of the 19th century and an appreciation of the European intellectual spirit which came to an end, or at least suffered a drastic turn, when the Great War broke out. Volterra and Mittag-Leffler’s exchanges illustrate how general analysis, especially functional analysis, gained a dramatic momentum during those years, and how Volterra became one of the major leaders of the topic, opening the path for several fundamenta...07aMathematics and science2bicssc07aHistory and biography2msc1 aMazliak, Laurent,eauthor.1 aSallent Del Colombo, Emma,eauthor.1 aTazzioli, Rossana,eauthor.40uhttps://doi.org/10.4171/199423cover imageuhttps://www.ems-ph.org/img/books/jaeck_mini.jpg