Alexandre M. Vinogradov, the designer and director of the Diffiety Schools, of the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, the material and spiritual supporter of the enterprise since its birth, and of the municipality of Santo Stefano del Sole (AV, Italy), the host of the last editions of the Schools.
The lifespan of Foundation has no limits.
The legal and bureaucratic location of the Foundation is: via Colacurcio 54, Santo Stefano del Sole (83050), AV, Italy.
The scope of the Foundation is threefold.
First: to develop, through the wits of the scholars, new foundations and methods for the theory of non-linear partial differential equations (PDE), basing on the revolutionary breakthrough due to the introduction of the Differential Calculus over Commutative Algebras and of the Secondary Calculus.
Second: to promote, through the work of the experts, the applications of the above foundamental theory to strategical areas of Theoretical Physics, Mechanics of Continua Media, Mathematical Modeling of Environment, etc.
Third: to train scientifically and professionally the new specialists of the theory, on various levels, both theoretical and applicative, by stimulating and involving the whole spectrum of the educational system.
The goal of the Institute is revealed by its own name. The great Italian mathematician Tullio Levi-Civita (1873-1941), was a deep master and an extraordinary developer of his epoch's Differential Geometry and Classical Mechanics. Without the found by him mathematical tools, the theory of General relativity could not have been written.
Inspired by the example of its spiritual father, the Levi-Civita Institute will endeavor by any mean, material and intellectual, to boost a key-area of the modern fundamental mathematics.
Council, in agreement with the Scientific Committee and the Director of the Studies. In particular, the Institute promotes both research and formative activities.
The research activities are mostly organized as follows:
a) to support researchers and scholars already operative in the sector, especially in Secondary Calculus;
b) to create international collaborative networks in the above mentioned area;
c) to organize workshops, divided into two categories:
c1) workshops aimed at spreading and developing the fundamental research;
c2) workshops dedicated to the interactions between the fundamental research and its applications (see point e);
d) to create specialized scientific literature;
e) to spread and to promote the fundamental research in the world of applications (e.g., finance, medicine, technology, etc.).
The formative activities are mostly organized as follows:
a) to organize schools of promotion and introduction to the above mentioned theory (see 2) and especially to Secondary Calculus, and to select new experts;
b) to propose stages to students, Ph.D. students, young researchers, etc., also through national and international prizes;
c) to propose upgrading periods to university teachers;
d) to activate national and international cooperation among Universities and Formative Bodies, aimed at the creation of new undergraduate plans of studies;
e) to institute prizes on the national and international scenario;
f) to produce scientific handbooks.