Corrado de Concini

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De Concini

Corrado de Concini (born July 28, 1949 in Rome) is an Italian mathematician. His speciality is the study of quantum groups.

Life and work[edit]

De Concini received in 1971 the mathematics degree from the University of Rome and in 1975 a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick under the supervision of George Lusztig (The mod-2 Cohomology of the orthogonal groups over a finite field). In 1975 he was a lecturer (Professore Incaricato) at the University of Salerno, and in 1976 was associate professor at the University of Pisa. In 1981 he went to the University of Rome, where in 1983 he was a professor of higher algebra. From 1988 to 1996 he was professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, and from 1996 professor at the University of Rome (La Sapienza). He was also a visiting scientist at the Brandeis University, the Mittag-Leffler Institute (1981), the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (1982), Harvard University (1987), the MIT (1989), the University of Paris VI, the IHES (1992, 1996), the École Normale Supérieure (2004, Lagrange Michelet Chair) and the MSRI (2000, 2002).

From 2003 to 2007 he was president of Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica Francesco Severi.

De Concini studies algebraic geometry, quantum groups, invariant theory and mathematical physics.

In 1986 he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berkeley (Equivariant embeddings of homogeneous spaces). In 1992, he held a plenary lecture on the first European Congress of Mathematicians in Paris (Representations of quantum groups at roots of 1). In 1986 he was awarded the Caccioppoli Prize. Since 1993 he is a corresponding member and since 2009 a full member of the Accademia dei Lincei (whose gold medal he won in 1990) and since 2005 a corresponding member of the Istituto Lombardo.

De Concini (left) in Oberwolfach 1984 with Trubowitz, Calogero


  • With Claudio Procesi: Topics in Hyperplane Arrangements, Polytopes and Box-Splines, Springer, 2010
  • With Louis Boutet de Monvel Claudio Procesi, Michèle Vergne Pierre Schapira: D-modules, Representation Theory and Quantum Groups (CIME Lectures, Venice 1992), Springer 1993
  • With Claudio Procesi: Quantum groups, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Springer 1993

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The original article was a Google translation of the corresponding German article.

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