Francesco RUSSO

Full Professor of Geometry [MAT/03]

Francesco Russo  is Full Professor of Geometry at the University of Catania, where he was hired in 2008 as Associate Professor.

From 1998 until 2008 he was Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco of Recife (Brazil), where he has been also the Dean of the Graduate Studies.

He has been the Chief of the Quality Presidium of the DMI and  Director of the Master in Mathematics of the DMI at UNICT. Morevoer, he regularly collaborates with the Scuola Superiore.

He is teaching in the undergraduate and master courses of Mathematics of the UNICT. For various years he also taught at the Engineering Faculty of the UNICT. He is also a member of the Ph.D. in Mathematics Program of the University of Catania, Messina and Palermo. 

His main field of research is Algebraic Geometry with incursions into Commutative and Non Commutative Algebra.

He is member of the Italian Mathematical Union (UMI) and of the  Accademia Gioenia di Catania. In February 2019 he entered in the  Editorial Board of the /Springer journal Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics.






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Algebraic Geometry with emphasis on the classification of low codimension projective manifods, of projective manifolds covered by lines and more generally of rationally connected manifolds; secand and dual defecite projective manifodls; varieties with one apparent double point; special Cremona transformations; hypersurfaces with vanishing hessian and homaloidal hypersurfaces; rationality questions about smooth hypersurfaces of low degree, principally cubic hypersurfaces in P5.

Algebra: Jordan algebras and power associative algebras and their applications to Algebraic Geometry; Weak and Strong  Lefschetz properties for Gorenstein artinian algebras.


Seminar of Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry at the DMI

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