Education and career
He studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where he graduated with highest honors in June 1937 along with Leonida Tonelli, with whom he worked as an assistant from 1938 to 1941, when he left for the war. In 1945 he began to teach analysis, theory of functions, calculus and rational mechanics at the Scuola Normale. In 1948 he obtained a degree in Analysis; his Ph.D. thesis was written under the direction of Tonelli and Marston Morse.
In 1949 he moved first to University of Cincinnati, where he worked with scientists like Otto Szász and Charles Napoleon Moore, and then to Princeton University, where he worked with Morse. In 1952 he obtained the chair of analysis of the University of Palermo, where he taught until 1961 before transferring to the University of Modena, where he re-launched the Institute of Mathematics and developed its Library and Mathematical Seminar.
He published more than 60 papers on differential equations, Fourier series and the series expansion of orthonormal functions, topology of varieties, real analysis, calculus of variations and the theory of functions.
Baiada won the Michel prize for the best thesis in Pisa and the Whiting Award in 1940 for "contributions on subjects of calculus of variations".
- Vinti, Calogero (1984). "Obituary of professor Emilio Baiada". Atti del Seminario matematico e Fisico dell'Università di Modena. 33: 2–14. MR 0819071.
- Emilio Baiada at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Morse, Marston; Baiada, Emilio (1953), "Homotopy and homology related to the Schoenflies problem", Annals of Mathematics, 2, 58: 142–165, doi:10.2307/1969825, MR 0056922