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University of Bergen,
Department of Mathematics

Visiting Address: Realfabygget, room 4a4b
Allegaten 52

Email: sofia[dot]tirabassi[at]uib[dot]no

Short Bio:

Since August 15th 2015 I am an associate professor (førsteamanuensis) at the University of Bergen (Norway) in Algebraic Geometry research group. Starting from January 2017 all the way through December 2020 the group will be the principal node of the project "The Arithmetic of Derived Categories" funded by the Research Council of Norway under the scheme "Young Research Talents".

From January 1st 2013 to July 31st 2015 I was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant Professor at the Mathematics Department of University of Utah (Salt Lake City (UT), USA). From August 2013 I was also an organizer of the University of Utah Algebraic Geometry Seminar.

Before that I was a Marie Curie Fellow at Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw. This fellowship was awarded by "The ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme" and it is supported by the Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND) of the European Commission.

On February 2012 I completed the Ph.D degree in Mathematics at Università degli studi Roma TRE with a thesis entitled Syzygies, Pluricanonical Maps and the Birational Geometry of Irregular Varieties, written under the supervision of Prof. G. Pareschi (Università degli studi di Roma "Tor Vergata").

Before entering in the Ph. D program of Università degli Studi Roma TRE, I was a student at University of Bologna where I completed both BS in Mathematics (2006) and MS in Mathematics (2008).

Research interests:

My primary fields of interest are Algebraic Geometry and Homological Algebra.

My research currently focuses on the study of the derived categories of algebraic varieties defined over fields of positive characteristic. This is a joint project with Katrina Honigs and Luigi Lombardi .

My Past and future travel plans:

  • Feb 2017 ETH Lausanne, Switzerland. Visiting Z. Patakfalvi
  • Jan 26-28 2017, Polar Geometry, Oslo, Norway
  • Sept. 12-16, Higher Dimensional Algebraic Geometry and Characteristic p CIRM, Luminy, France. Here you will be able to find a link to the video of the lecture I held.