Alessio Corti

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Alessio Corti
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Born (1965-09-25) 25 September 1965 (age 53)
Alma materUniversity of Utah
University of Pisa
Known forAlgebraic Geometry
AwardsJunior Whitehead Prize (2002)
Scientific career
InstitutionsImperial College London
University of Cambridge
University of Chicago
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
ThesisFamilies of Del Pezzo Surfaces (1992)
Doctoral advisorJános Kollár
Fabrizio M. E. Catanese
Doctoral studentsVladimir Lazić

Alessio Corti (born 1965)[1] is a Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London working in Algebraic Geometry.

Corti studied at the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa where he gained a diploma (Laurea) in 1987. He obtained his PhD in 1992 at the University of Utah under the supervision of János Kollár.[2]

As a post-doctoral researcher, he was at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and at MSRI. From 1993 to 1996 he was the Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago and in 1996 became Lecturer, later Reader, of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. From 2005 he is a professor at Imperial College London.[3] In 2002, he was awarded the LMS Whitehead Prize.[4]

He is the originator of a project to create a periodic table of shapes.[citation needed]

He is married and has a daughter, Beatrice (born 17 September 1992)[5]


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