Antonella Grassi

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Antonella Grassi
Alma materDuke University, 1990
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisorDavid R. Morrison

Antonella Grassi is a mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry and string theory. She is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.


Grassi received her Ph.D. from Duke University under the supervision of David R. Morrison. Her dissertation was entitled "Minimal Models of Elliptic Threefolds."[1]

Career and Service[edit]

Grassi is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has supervised two doctoral students, one at the University of Pennsylvania and the other at Università di Torino in Torino.[1] She is an active participant in Women in Math at the University of Pennsylvania.[2]

Grassi has been a leader and mentor in the Institute for Advanced Study Program for Women in Mathematics; in particular, she organized the 2007 program on Algebraic Geometry and Group Actions.[3]


Grassi was elected to the 2018 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society. Her citation read "For contributions to algebraic geometry and mathematical physics, and for leadership in mentoring programs."[4]


  1. ^ a b Antonella Grassi at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "Women in Math at the University of Pennsylvania". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Program History". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Fellows of the American Mathematical Society". American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 6 November 2017.