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Lebenslauf von Prof. Dr. Catanese

(last updated 2016)
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Catanese
16.03.1950, male
Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Informatik, Institut für Mathematik, 95440 Bayreuth
+49 (0)921-55 3376
Professor (W3)
6 (geb. 1979, 1988, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2000)

Professional Education

  • 1968–1972: Study of Mathematics at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, and at the University of Pisa

Scientific Degrees

  • 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)

Present and Previous Positions

  • 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.

Fields of Scholarship

  • 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)

Honours and Awards

  • 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

Job offers

  • 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.

Leadership of research projects

  • 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.

Advisory Boards, Scientific Councils, international committees and positions

  • 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).

Editorial activity

  • 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.

Visiting scholar for shorter periods (1-3 months)

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).

List of research students of whom he has been a supervisor

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,

Some Postdocs supervised for longer periods:

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)

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