Mattia Talpo
PIMS - SFU Site, Simon Fraser University
TASC 2, Room 8515
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
Canada
Email: mtalpo(at)sfu(dot)ca
I
am a PIMS postdoctoral
fellow at Simon Fraser University
in Burnaby, BC, Canada, working with Nathan
Ilten. My main interests are in algebraic geometry, more
specifically in moduli theory, often involving algebraic stacks
and/or logarithmic geometry.
Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow at UBC
for 2 years, and at the Max
Planck institute for Mathematics of Bonn for 9 months. I
received my PhD from the Scuola Normale
Superiore of Pisa, supervised by Angelo
Vistoli.
Here are my full CV and my google
scholar profile.
My research is in algebraic geometry, mainly
regarding moduli theory and using algebraic stacks, and with a focus
on logarithmic geometry and parabolic sheaves.
Log geometry (not this kind) is a variant
of algebraic geometry where the objects of study are algebraic
varieties with an "extra structure" (a sheaf of monoids that keeps
track of additional "regular functions" of interest), that typically
encodes either a "boundary" on the variety, or some infinitesimal
information about a family, of which the variety is a fiber. It was
initially developed in the work of Fontaine-Illusie and Kato for
problems related to arithmetic geometry, but afterwards gained
popularity in moduli theory (and beyond) as well, mostly as a
powerful tool for controlling degerations of smooth things.
Publications:
Preprints:
Other material:
Notes and slides of talks, posters:
Theses:
I am not currently teaching any course.
Past courses:
at UBC:
Co-authors: Angelo Vistoli Fabio Tonini Flavia Poma Nicolò Sibilla Sarah Scherotzke David Carchedi Martin Ulirsch Dhruv Ranganathan Tyler Foster Roberto Pirisi
Useful:
SFU math department - algebraic
and arithmetic geometry group
UBC math department - weekly
AG seminar
arXiv
Ravi Vakil's upcoming
conferences page
mathoverflow for math
research questions
numdam EGAs and more
Grothendieck circle
Terence Tao's blog
nlab
the stacks project
Non-useful:
Vancouver
(when it's not like this),
UBC campus,
Math dept,
SFU campus
I like hiking (1, 2,
3), skiing,
iceskating, travelling (1, 2,
3), videogames,
tvseries, metal
music and good food.
ways to waste your time: reddit,
9gag, phdcomics,
xkcd, abstuse
goose, lego grad
student, spinoza, mangastream,
kongregate, cookie,
agar.io
I'm a master of shooting!