48 Notable alumni of
Normal School of Pisa
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The Normal School of Pisa is 966th in the world, 334th in Europe, and 20th in Italy by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 48 notable alumni from the Normal School of Pisa sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

Giuliano Amato
 Occupations
 juristpoliticianuniversity teacherjudge
 Biography

Giuliano Amato is an Italian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Italy, first from 1992 to 1993 and again from 2000 to 2001. Upon Arnaldo Forlani's death in July 2023, Amato became the country's earliestserving Prime Minister.

Carlo Rubbia
 Occupations
 engineerphysicist
 Biography

Carlo Rubbia is an Italian particle physicist and inventor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer for work leading to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN.

Antonio Tabucchi
 Occupations
 writeruniversity teachertranslatorliteraturejournalist
 Biography

Antonio Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy.

Sabino Cassese
 Occupations
 politicianjudgejurist
 Biography

Sabino Cassese is an Italian jurist, former minister for the public function in the Ciampi government (1993–1994), and judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy (2005–2014).

Tomaso Montanari
 Occupations
 art historianuniversity teacheropinion journalistbloggerjournalist
 Biography

Tomaso Montanari is an Italian art historian, academic and essayist.

Alessio Figalli
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 2006
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Alessio Figalli is an Italian mathematician working primarily on calculus of variations and partial differential equations.

Michela Marzano
 Occupations
 university teachersociologistwriterpoliticianphilosopher
 Biography

Maria Michela Marzano is an Italian researcher, philosopher and writer. Politically connected to the Italian left, she was elected a Member of the Italian Parliament for the Democratic Party in February 2013.

Vito Volterra
 Occupations
 physicistmathematicianpoliticianuniversity teacher
 Biography

Vito Volterra was an Italian mathematician and physicist, known for his contributions to mathematical biology and integral equations, being one of the founders of functional analysis.

Franca Pilla
 Occupations
 teacher
 Biography

Franca Pilla was the first lady of Italy, when Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was president of Italy from 1999 to 2006.

Gregorio RicciCurbastro
 Occupations
 mathematician
 Biography

Gregorio RicciCurbastro was an Italian mathematician. He is most famous as the discoverer of tensor calculus.

Alessandro Natta
 Occupations
 politicianjournalist
 Biography

Alessandro Natta was an Italian politician and secretary of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) from 1984 to 1988. An illuminist, Jacobin, and communist, as he used to describe himself, Natta represented the political and cultural prototype of a PCI militant and party member for over fifty years of the Italian democraticrepublican history. After joining the PCI in 1945, he was deputy from 1948 to 1992, a member of the PCI's central committee starting in 1956, was part of the direction from 1963 and of the secretariat, first from 1962 to 1970 and then from 1979 to 1983, and leader of the PCI parliamentary group from 1972 to 1979; he was also the director of Rinascita from 1970 to 1972. After 1991, he did not join the PCI's successor parties.

Luciano Bianciardi
 Occupations
 film actorlinguistteacherwritertranslator
 Biography

Luciano Bianciardi was an Italian journalist, translator and writer of short stories and novels.

Salvatore Settis
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 19631965 studied classical archaeology
 Occupations
 art historianarchaeologist
 Biography

Salvatore Settis is an Italian archaeologist and art historian. From 1994 to 1999 he was director of the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in Los Angeles and from 1999 to 2010 of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

Paolo Emilio Taviani
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 1936
 Occupations
 economistpartisanhistorianpolitician
 Biography

Paolo Emilio Taviani was an Italian political leader, economist, and historian of the career of Christopher Columbus. He was a partisan leader in Liguria, a Gold Medal of the Italian resistance movement, then a member of the Consulta (National Assembly gathered to direct the transformation of the monarchy into a Republic) and the Constituent Council, later of the Italian Parliament from 1948 until his death. Several times minister in the Republic’s governments. He was author of studies on economics and important works on Christopher Columbus, University professor and journalist.

Franco Rasetti
 Occupations
 physicistuniversity teacherbotanistnuclear physicistpaleontologist
 Biography

Franco Dino Rasetti was an Italian (later naturalized American) physicist, paleontologist and botanist. Together with Enrico Fermi, he discovered key processes leading to nuclear fission. Rasetti refused to work on the Manhattan Project on moral grounds.

Fabio Mussi
 Occupations
 politician
 Biography

Fabio Mussi is an Italian politician, formerly Minister of University and Research in the Prodi II Cabinet. A former member of the Italian Communist Party and then Democrats of the Left, he became a lead founding member of the Democratic Left. Mussi was then a member of Left Ecology Freedom (SEL), which the Democratic Left merged into in 2010, before becoming a member of the Italian Left (SI) after SEL was dissolved in 2017.

Roberto Battiston
 Occupations
 university teacherphysicistexperimental physicist
 Biography

Roberto Battiston is an Italian physicist, specialized in the field of fundamental physics and elementary particles, and leading experts in the physics of cosmic rays. He was the president of the Italian Space Agency from 2014 to 2018 and president of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Committee on Astroparticle Physics from 2009 to 2014.

Adrien Goetz
 Occupations
 art historianwriter
 Biography

Adrien Goetz is a French Art History Professor, art critic and novelist. He graduated from the École Normale Supérieure. His work appeared in Zurban, and BeauxArts Magazine. He is Lecturer in Art History at the Sorbonne., and the Editor of Grande Galerie, the magazine published by the Louvre Museum. Adrien Goetz was elected to the Académie des BeauxArts  Institut de France in December 2018.

Luigi Ambrosio
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Luigi Ambrosio is a professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. His main fields of research are the calculus of variations and geometric measure theory.

Camillo De Lellis
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Camillo De Lellis is an Italian mathematician who is active in the fields of calculus of variations, hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, geometric measure theory and fluid dynamics. He is a permanent faculty member in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. He is also one of the two managing editors of Inventiones Mathematicae.

Gioacchino Volpe
 Occupations
 politicianhistorian
 Biography

Gioacchino Volpe was an Italian historian and, during the years between the two world wars, a politician.

Furio Honsell
 Occupations
 politicianmathematician
 Biography

Furio Honsell is an Italian professor and mathematician, former Mayor of Udine.

Wilhelm Blaschke
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 19081909
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Wilhelm Johann Eugen Blaschke was an Austrian mathematician working in the fields of differential and integral geometry.

Mauro Picone
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 19041907
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Mauro Picone was an Italian mathematician. He is known for the Picone identity, the SturmPicone comparison theorem and being the founder of the Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, presently named after him, the first applied mathematics institute ever founded. He was also an outstanding teacher of mathematical analysis: some of the best Italian mathematicians were among his pupils.

Paolo Marcellini
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Paolo Marcellini is an Italian mathematician who deals with mathematical analysis. He was a full professor at the University of Florence, actually Professor Emeritus, who works on partial differential equations, calculus of variations and related mathematics. He was the Director of the Italian National Group GNAMPA of the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (INdAM) and Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Florence.

Guido Stampacchia
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 19401943
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Guido Stampacchia was an Italian mathematician, known for his work on the theory of variational inequalities, the calculus of variation and the theory of elliptic partial differential equations.

Bruno Pinchard
 Occupations
 Freemasonrywriteruniversity teacherphilosopher
 Biography

Bruno Pinchard is a French writer and scholar, PhD, and professor of philosophy.

Giulio Ascoli
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Giulio Ascoli was a JewishItalian mathematician. He was a student of the Scuola Normale di Pisa, where he graduated in 1868.

Guido De Philippis
 Occupations
 mathematician
 Biography

Guido De Philippis is an Italian mathematician. He works on the calculus of variations, partial differential equations and geometric measure theory.

Luciano Modica
 Occupations
 university teacherpoliticianmathematician
 Biography

Luciano Modica was an Italian politician. He was a senator from 2002 to 2006.

Giovanni Alberti
 Occupations
 mathematician
 Biography

Giovanni Alberti is an Italian mathematician who is active in the fields of calculus of variations, real analysis and geometric measure theory.

Pier Luigi Luisi
 Years
 1938.. (age 86)
 Occupations
 chemistuniversity teacher
 Biography

Pier Luigi Luisi is an Italian chemist and academic. He received the "professor emeritus" title from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ). He worked there as a scientist from 1970 until 2003, and as a Professor of Chemistry from 1980 until he departed. Luisi then moved to the Roma Tre University as a Professor of Biochemistry, where he worked until 2015.

Corinna Ulcigrai
 Occupations
 mathematician
 Biography

Corinna Ulcigrai is an Italian mathematician working on dynamical systems. With Krzysztof Frączek in 2013, Ulcigrai is known for proving that in the Ehrenfest model (a mathematical abstraction of billiards with an infinite array of rectangular obstacles, used to model gas diffusion) most trajectories are not ergodic.

Aldo Andreotti
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 19421943
 19451947 graduated with diploma di licenza della Scuola Normale Superiore
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Aldo Andreotti was an Italian mathematician who worked on algebraic geometry, on the theory of functions of several complex variables and on partial differential operators. Notably he proved the Andreotti–Frankel theorem, the Andreotti–Grauert theorem, the Andreotti–Vesentini theorem and introduced, jointly with François Norguet, the Andreotti–Norguet integral representation for functions of several complex variables.

Maria Colombo
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 20072015
 Occupations
 mathematician
 Biography

Maria Colombo is an Italian mathematician specializing in mathematical analysis. She is a professor at the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland, where she holds the chair for mathematical analysis, calculus of variations and partial differential equations.

Mario Pieri
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 18811884
 Occupations
 university teacherphilosophermathematician
 Biography

Mario Pieri was an Italian mathematician who is known for his work on foundations of geometry.

Eugenio Elia Levi
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 19001904
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Eugenio Elia Levi was an Italian mathematician, known for his fundamental contributions in group theory, in the theory of partial differential operators and in the theory of functions of several complex variables. He was a younger brother of Beppo Levi and was killed in action during First World War.

Giovanni Sansone
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 19061910
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Giovanni Sansone was an Italian mathematician, known for his works on mathematical analysis, on the theory of orthogonal functions and on the theory of ordinary differential equations.

Riccardo Rattazzi
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 19831990
 Occupations
 theoretical physicist
 Biography

Riccardo Rattazzi is an Italian theoretical physicist and a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. His main research interests are in physics beyond the Standard Model and in cosmology.

Umberto Zannier
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Umberto Zannier is an Italian mathematician, specializing in number theory and Diophantine geometry.

Guido Zappa
 Occupations
 mathematicianhistorian
 Biography

Guido Zappa was an Italian mathematician and a noted group theorist: his other main research interests were geometry and also the history of mathematics. Zappa was particularly known for some examples of algebraic curves that strongly influenced the ideas of Francesco Severi.

Carlo Somigliana
 Occupations
 university teacherphysicistmathematician
 Biography

Carlo Somigliana was an Italian mathematician and a classical mathematical physicist, faithful member of the school of Enrico Betti and Eugenio Beltrami. He made important contributions to linear elasticity: the Somigliana integral equation, analogous to Green's formula in potential theory, and the Somigliana dislocations are named after him. Other fields he contribute to include seismic wave propagation, gravimetry and glaciology. One of his ancestors was Alessandro Volta: precisely, the great Como physicist was an ancestor of Carlo's mother, Teresa Volta.

Giovanni Ricci
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 19211925
 Occupations
 mathematician
 Biography

Giovanni Ricci was an Italian mathematician.

Alessandro Lami
 Occupations
 classical philologistuniversity teacherhellenist
 Biography

Alessandro Lami was an Italian classical philologist.

Antonio Signorini
 Occupations
 physicistuniversity teachercivil engineerengineermathematician
 Biography

Antonio Signorini was an influential Italian mathematical physicist and civil engineer of the 20th century. He is known for his work in finite elasticity, thermoelasticity and for formulating the Signorini problem.

Pietro Corsi
 Occupations
 historian of science
 Biography

Pietro Corsi is an Italian historian of science.

Orazio Silvestri
 Occupations
 geologistvolcanologist
 Biography

Orazio Silvestri was an Italian geologist and volcanologist. To him are entitled Monti Silvestri, two pyroclastic cones formed in 1892 north of Nicolosi, at an altitude of 1,900 m, on the slopes of Mount Etna. At a time, such as that of the midnineteenth century, when the Italian scientific production was slow due to lack of valid scholars, numerous works of Silvestri found prominence in the most prestigious national and international scientific publications. After his death, he bequeathed studies and works of great value for understanding the evolution of Etna whom had devoted much of his life.

Onorato Nicoletti
 Enrolled in the Normal School of Pisa
 Studied in 1894
 Occupations
 university teachermathematician
 Biography

Onorato Nicoletti was an Italian mathematician.