# Ennio de Giorgi

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**Ennio De Giorgi** (8 February 1928 – 25 October 1996) was an Italian mathematician, member of the House of Giorgi, who worked on partial differential equations and the foundations of mathematics.

## Mathematical work

He solved Bernstein's problem about minimal surfaces.

He solved the 19th Hilbert problem on the regularity of solutions of elliptic partial differential equations.

## Quotes

- "If you can't prove your theorem, keep shifting parts of the conclusion to the assumptions, until you can"
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## Selected publications

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## See also

## Biographical references

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}} e-ISBN 88-8305-020-7. A collection of almost all commemorative papers, transcriptions of commemorative addresses on Ennio De Giorgi and personal reminiscences of pupils and friends, collected jointly with some philosophical papers of De Giorgi himself: the translation of the title reads as:"*Ennio De Giorgi: they have said of him...*".

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## References

- ↑ Piero D'Ancona (mathoverflow.net/users/7294), Should one attack hard problems?, http://mathoverflow.net/questions/124210 (version: 2013-03-11)

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- Ennio De Giorgi at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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- 1928 births
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- Italian mathematicians
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- Members of the United States National Academy of Sciences
- Members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
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- Wolf Prize in Mathematics laureates