Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (28/06/2013 02.35)

Didactical and foundational consequences of Cuneo's proof of the foundamental theorem of algebra performed staying completely within the real field

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Before Cuneo's proof, all known proofs of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra were relying on the complex numbers, evene to prove that every real polynomial can be expressed as a product of first or second order real polynomials. The involvement of the complex field forbids to precisely understand which are the essential features of the proof and what it is relying on. The new proof obtained by Cuneo doesn't involve complex numbers at all, clearly pointing out the ingredients that are essntial to reach the result. Taking advantage of this, one may wonder which are the resulting consequences on a didactic presentation of the factorization of polynomials and which is the influence implied by this result on a vision of mathematics and of its fundaments. The proposed research should reach new results capable to further enlarge the knowledge on this field, and to put into a clear prospective the ones already obtained.

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Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget23000
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19412
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Verona - Dipartimento di Informatica

Public research
Verona - Italy
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