University of Trento
Valter (or Walter) Moretti's Scientific Pages
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Prof. Valter Moretti,
Department of Mathematics,
University of Trento,
via Sommarive 14,
38123 Povo (Trento),
Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics
(with Full Professor qualification)
Departmental Group of Mathematical Physics (Head)
Local research group on Mathematical Methods for Physics BELL at TIFPA-INFN (Head)
National Research Project (PRIN) Operator Algebras, Non commutative Geometry and Quantum Field Theory (Local scientific coordinator)
Doctoral school in Mathematics
Doctoral school in Physics
Department's Delegate for orientation and relations with schools
Member of the committee on teaching activities of Math Dept
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of my book
Spectral Theory &
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Risultati Scritti Meccanica Analitica
Il ruolo della Matematica nella contrapposizione
Scienza Pura/Scienza Applicata
My physics stackexchange page
My physics overflow page
|"La filosofia e'
scritta in questo grandissimo libro che continuamente ci sta aperto
innanzi a gli occhi (io dico l'universo), ma non si puo'
intendere se prima non s'impara a intender la lingua, e conoscer
i caratteri, ne' quali e' scritto. Egli e' scritto in
lingua matematica, e i suoi caratteri sono triangoli, cerchi, ed altre
figure geometriche, senza i quali mezzi e' impossibile a
intenderne umanamente parola; senza questi e' un aggirarsi
vanamente per un oscuro labirinto."
(English translation: ''Philosophy is written in that great book which continually lies open before us (I mean the Universe). But one cannot understand this book until one has learned to understand the language and to know the letters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures. Without these means it is impossible for mankind to understand a single word; without these means there is only vain stumbling in a dark labyrinth.'')
Galileo Galilei (Il Saggiatore, 1623)
"The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure, even though perhaps also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning."
Eugene Wigner (Comm.Pure.Appl.Math.
Vol. 13, No 1, February 1960 )