My Research Home Page

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 the Algebraic Geometry research group. Starting from January 2017, all the way through December 2020, I am the manager 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 the 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.

In February 2012, I completed my Ph.D. in Mathematics at the 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 the Università degli Studi Roma TRE, I was a student at the University of Bologna where I completed both my B.Sc. in Mathematics (2006) and M.Sc. 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. I am also working on finding an effective birational characterization of semiabelian varieties.

My Recent and future travel plans:

  • Apr. 04-06 2018, Crystals and Geometry in Characteristic p TUM, Munich, Germany.
  • Dec. 08-10 2017, FRG Workshop Pennsylvania State University, State College (PA), USA.
  • Nov. 13-17 2017, Algebraic Geometry with "Fancy" Coefficients Université de Caen - Normandie, France.
  • Oct. 20-21 2017, Nordic Number Theory Network Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Sep. 4-8 2017, Vector Bundles on Algebraic Curves 2017 University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen Campus, Germany.
  • Sep. 12-16 2016, 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.