7th september: 'Remembrance of a Master' - Palazzo del Bo' - Archivio Antico - Padova
8th september: 'Statistics for juridical, forensic and educational studies' - Department of Statistical Sciences, via C. Battisti 241 - Padova
Corrado Gini was a prominent statistician of the first half of the nineteenth century (see biography). Because of his scientific creativity and his organisational capacity, he can be considered one of the fathers of Italian statistics. Fifty years after his death, the University of Padua, where from 1913 to 1925 he was a full professor of statistics affiliated with the Law Faculty, aims to honour his activities by organising a series of events starting on 7 September 2015.
The events will consist of a ceremony of remembrance during which the leading role of Gini as a scholar, a professor and a culture-promoting agent (7 September) will be recalled and of a scientific conference dealing with research topics to which Gini contributed considerably through his seminal works (8 September).
On the evening of 7 September a social dinner will be organised for the participants of the conference and for alumni of the former Institute of Statistics founded by Gini about a century ago. Descendants of Gini's family will attend the dinner. Moreover, a contest with two prizes has been announced for the best papers on applied statistics submitted by young scholars for publication to any of the official journals of the conference.
Another activity to honour the Master will be a multimedia exhibit to represent "Gini and Statistics in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century". The exhibit aims at situating Gini in the emerging age of statistics as a scientific discipline, both in Italy and abroad.
The events in Padua will be a prelude to a conference organised in Treviso by the Italian Statistical Society with the title "Statistics and Demography: Gini's Legacy" from 9 to 11 September, and to a statistics festival that will also be held in Treviso from 12 to 13 September.