Michele Emmer

Michele Emmer (mathematician), Department of Mathematics, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale A. Moro, 00185 Rome, Italy. Email: emmermichele15@gmail.com.

Michele Emmer was full professor of mathematics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” to 2015, as well as a writer, journalist and filmmaker. He is a member of the Istituto Veneto Scienze Lettere Arti (IVSLA), Venice. His area of interests are PDE and minimal surfaces; relationships between mathematics and the arts; and architecture, cinema and culture. He has been a member of the Leonardo Editorial Board since 1992.


Journal Articles


Artists and Scientists in Times of War: A Renewed Call for Papers

June 2005

Mathematicians: The New Artists?

June 1999
From the Leonardo Archive

Art and Math, Forever

October 2007
Special Section: Leonardo Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci

A Film on Leonardo da Vinci by Luciano Emmer

October 2009
Special Section: Artists and War

Are We an Intelligent Race?

April 2018
Special Section: Pioneers and Pathbreakers

How a Mathematician Started Making Movies

April 2019
General Articles

Sebastian’s Space and Forms

April 2020
The Leonardo Gallery

Homage to Escher

February 2000

Only Bombs are Intelligent?

April 2000
Special Section: Artists and War

Artists and War: Answers?

February 2001

Can Ideas and Words Be Useful?

February 2002