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Marco Abate - Vice Rector for Teaching

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Professor of Geometry at the Department of Mathematics

Marco Abate was born in Milan on 29th August 1962. He graduated in Mathematics from the University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in 1985 and following a period spent at the University of California, Berkeley he gained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in 1988. He became a university assistant professor in 1989 at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and in 1992 associate professor there. In 1994, he joined the University of Ancona as a full professor. After a further period at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, he returned to Pisa where he has been a full professor of Geometry since 2001.
Professor Abate is married and has three children. His interests include writing (mostly but not only comics scripts), photography, origami and travelling around the world (having already been in the Antarctic his next destination is the Moon).

Institutional roles

During the course of his career, Professor Abate has covered numerous important institutional roles both within the University of Pisa and at national level. At the University of Pisa from 2002 to 2005, he was President of the Board for degree courses in Mathematics and from 2010 to 2015 he was Director of the Department of Mathematics. At national level, from 2008 to 2012 he was the Coordinator of the National Committee of directors of degree courses in Mathematics; from 2009 to 2015 he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Unione Matematica Italiana; since 2015 he has been the President of the Group of Experts in Evaluation of the Area 01 (Mathematics and Computer Science) for the VQR 2011-2014. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Italian National University Council and since 2015 has been the Coordinator of the 3rd Permanent Committee on Policies for the evaluation, quality and internationalization of university education (Didactic Committee).

Scientific and teaching activities

Professor Abate’s teaching activities have been extremely varied, from teaching the basics of Mathematics and Calculus for degree courses in Engineering, Biological Sciences, Natural and Environmental Sciences and Geological Sciences, to the advanced teaching of Mathematics for Bachelor, Graduate and Postgraduate degree courses both in Italy and abroad (France, Great Britain, Spain, Germany and more). He has also held introductory courses on mathematical research in numerous third-world countries (Libya, Nepal, and Benin among others). He is the author of numerous successful textbooks, one of which has been translated into English. In the field of research, Professor Abate has dealt with numerous topics of prominent contemporary mathematical research, obtaining results in complex analysis of several variables, geometric function theory, complex differential geometry and holomorphic dynamical systems. He is the author of three scientific monographs and over 70 scientific articles published in the world’s top Mathematics journals. He has been the local or national coordinator of PRIN, FIRB and INdAM research projects. Professor Abate also undertakes popularization activities which have included numerous conferences and the publication of a number of articles both in Italian and English.


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