1968–1972: Study of Mathematics at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, and at the University of Pisa
Diploma di Licenza in Matematica della Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (November 1972)
Laurea in Matematica della Università di Pisa (Dottore in Matematica) (10/11/1972)
Since 09/2001: C4-Professor (W3 since 2014) University of Bayreuth, Chair of Algebraic Geometry, (Lehrstuhl Mathematik VIII),
01 - 03/2000: Visiting Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee
04/1997 - 08/2001: C4-Professor (Gauss Chair), University of Göttingen, Chair of Complex Analysis
10/1994 - 03/1997: Professore distaccato al Centro B. Segre della Accademia dei Lincei, Roma
Wintersemester 1990/91: Visiting Professor, ETH Zürich (Nachdiplom-Vorlesungen)
01 - 05/1987: Visiting Professor, Columbia University, New York
04 - 06/1986: Visiting Professor, University of California, San Diego
1981/82: Member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton (N.J.)
11/1980 - 03/1997: Full Professor, University of Pisa, Chair of Geometry
09/1977 - 07/1978: Honorary Research Associate, Harvard University, NATO-CNR Fellowship
11/1976-10/1980: Professore Associato, University of Pisa, Tenured.
12/1974-1976: Assistant, University of Pisa.
12/1972-11/1974: Postdoc, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.
Complex geometry
Algebraic and projective geometry
Algebraic surfaces and their classification
Moduli spaces
Topology of algebraic varieties
Commutative and homological algebra
Differential geometry
Group actions on curves and higher dimensional varieties
Real algebraic geometry
Configuration spaces (lemniscates, monodromy)
Member of the European Academy, since 2015
Conference Algebraic Geometry, Bayreuth 12-14 /03/2015, in honour of his 65th birthday (80 participants)
ERC Advanced Grant : TADMICAMT (2014–2019)
Socio nazionale della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, since 2013
Volume 54, no. 8 of Science in China (2011), pp. 1521–1814, special Issue, (and a volume of Springer-Verlag, dedicated to F. Catanese) with articles dedicated to his 60th birthday
Conference “Perspectives on Algebraic Varieties”, September 6–11, 2010, Levico Terme (Trento, Italy) (200 participants), dedicated to the birthday of F. Catanese, C. Ciliberto and A. Verra
Invited Address, ESOF (European Science Open Forum), Torino 2010
Plenary address, Joint Meeting of DMV and U.M.I., Perugia, June 2007
Plenary address, International Mediterranean Congress of Mathematics, Almeria 2005
Ordinary member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften Göttingen, since 2000
Corresponding member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1998-2013
Ordine del Cherubino della Università di Pisa, 1995
Medaglia d'oro (Goldmedaille) della Società Italiana delle Scienze, 1993
Invited address at the Congress of the European Mathematical Society, Paris 1992
Plenary address, Congresso della Unione Matematica Italiana, Catania 1991
Premio Bartolozzi della Unione Matematica Italiana, 1984
Distinguished Visiting Professor: Stanford University (1996)
Distinguished Visiting Professor: University of Califormia, Irvine (2001)
Distinguished Visiting Professor: Fred Gehring Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2006)
KIAS Scholar, 2010-
Invitation to give Takagi Lectures, Tokyo 11/2015
Winter term 2011/12: offered a Visiting Professorship from the University of Göttingen (Excellence Initiative).
2001: Florida State University, Tallahassee, offered Eppes Chair, not accepted.
2001: UNESCO appointment as Director of the School of Mathematics of the I.C.T.P. (International Centre for Theoretical Physics), Trieste (Italy), not accepted.
1998 and 2001: Offered a Chair the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, not accepted.
Leader of the Research Project “Algebraic Geometry” in Pisa (1982–1998).
Coordinator, Pisa node of EEC Network Algebraic Geometry in Europe (1990–1997).
Coordinator, DFG Research Training Group “Gruppen und Geometrie”, Göttingen (1999–2001).
Coordinator, DFG Priority Program “Globale Methode in der komplexen Geometrie” (2000-2006).
Coordinator, Bayreuth node of the EEC Research program EAGER (2001–2004).
Coordinator of two VIGONI DAAD Exchange Programs (1998–1999, 2005–2006).
Coordinator, DFG Research Group 790 “Classiﬁcation of Algebraic Surfaces and Compact Complex Manifolds” (2007–2013).
ERC Advanced Grant, 2014–2019.
GNSAGA (Algebra and Geometry) of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 1983–1997.
Scientiﬁc Council of CIME (Centro Internazionale Matematico Estivo), Italy, 1990–2001.
Council of the European Mathematical Society, 1992–1994.
Council of Europroj (1991/92).
Scientiﬁc Committee of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn (1994–1999).
Program Committee of the European Congress of Mathematics, Barcelona 2000.
Scientiﬁc Committee of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn (2000–2006).
Advisory Board of the Simion Stoilow Institut, Bucharest (1999–2005).
Advisory Board of the KIAS, Seoul (2001–2006).
Scientiﬁc Committee of the “Latin American Congress of Algebraic Geometry” (2009).
Director of the CIRM Trento, Centro Internazionale di Ricerca Matematica, of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (11/2005–11/2011).
President of the Advisory Board of the CIRM Trento, FBK, (12/2011–present).
Editor, Journal of Algebraic Geometry (distributed by AMS), 1991–2011.
Editor, Rendiconti del Seminario Matematico della Università di Padova, 1990–2011; since 2011, Board of Trustees.
Editor, Portugaliae Mathematica, 1998–2004.
Editor, Rendiconti Lincei – Matematica e Applicazioni, since 1998.
Editor, E. M. S. Lecture Note Series, Subseries of Springer’s L.N.M., 1999–2004.
Italian Mathematical Society, editor of the Subseries of Springer’s L.N.M., since 2003.
Editor, Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Toulouse, 2005–2011.
Rivista di Matematica della Università di Parma, editor in the Advisory Board, since 2009.
Editor, Journal of Algebraic Statistics, since 2009.
Editor, Journal of Mathematics and Applications, Rzeszow, since 2012.
Editor, Complex Analysis, De Gruyter, since 2013.
At Utrecht, Warwick, Bar-Ilan, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Caracas, Hannover, Bayreuth, Paris Orsay, HKUST (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Mittag Leffler Institut (Stockholm) (1980, 1984, 1987), ISI Torino, CIRM Barcelona, MPI Bonn (1988, 1993, 1998), SFB Göttingen, Institut H. Poincar ́e (Paris) (1995, 2005, 2010), ICTP Trieste (1992, 1994), MSRI Berkeley (1996, 2002, 2004, 2009), RIMS Kyoto, M.I.T. (1996), Emmy Noether Institute (1999), Hong Kong University (2000), KIAS Seoul (2000, 2009-2014), Newton Institute (Cambridge, UK) (1994, 2002) I.H.E.S. (2006), Tokyo University (2009), Fudan University , Shanghai (2009), Centro De Giorgi, SNS Pisa (2008, 2008, 2012, 2013).
Francesco Capocasa (Ricercatore Politecnico di Ancona)
Rita Pardini (Full Professor, University of Pisa),
Antonio Bartalesi, (Computer Scientist )
Alessio Corti, (Full Professor, Imperial College, London),
Barbara Fantechi, (Full Professor, SISSA University, Trieste),
Marco Manetti, (Full Professor, University of Roma I),
Lorenzo Ramero, (Full Professor, University of Lille),
Gianfranco Casnati, (Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino),
Francesca Tovena, (Associate Professor, University of Roma II),
Francesco Zucconi, (Associate Professor, University of Udine),
Michele Grassi, (Ricercatore, University of Pisa),
Sandro Manfredini, (Ricercatore, University of Pisa),
Elena Rubei, (Associate Professor, University of Firenze),
Paola Frediani, (Associate Professor, University of Pavia),
Marco Franciosi, (Ricercatore, University of Pisa),
Roberto Pignatelli, (Associate Professor, University of Trento),
Cecilia Trifogli, (Full Professor, Oxford University and All Souls ),
Alberto Canonaco, (Ricercatore, University of Pavia)
Christian Liedtke, ( Professor, TU Muenchen),
Christian Boehning, ( Professor, Warwick University),
Soenke Rollenske, ( Chair Professor, Marburg University),
Wenfei Liu, ( Professor, Xiamen University),
Matteo Penegini, (Ricercatore, University of Genova)
Yifan Chen, (Lecturer, Beijing University of A.A.)
Mario Chan, (Post Doc, Taiwan)
Binru Li, (Post Doc, Bayreuth)
Songbo Ling,
Luca Cesarano,
Andreas Demleitner,
Paolo Oliverio (Associate Professor, University of Cosenza)
Fabio Tonoli (Lecturer, Bocconi University)
Ernesto Mistretta (Ricercatore, Universita' di Padova)
Pietro De Poi (Ricercatore, Universita' di Trieste)
Fabio Perroni (Associate Professor, University of Trieste)
The Maximum Likelihood Degree., coll. with Serkan Hosten, Amit Khetan, Bernd Sturmfels, Amer. J. Math. 128 (2006), no. 3, 671–697. [pdf]