"Wonder is the salt of the earth."
Maurits Cornelis Escher
The above quote by M.C. Escher is definitely me and the reason why I study mathematics!
I recieved my bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Trieste (Italy). For the master's thesis I was adviced by Antonio Lerario and Daniele Zuddas; our work titled "On a generalization of Reeb's Sphere Theorem".
After all this time in the beautiful Trieste, I moved to the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig (Germany) for my PhD, funded by the IMPRS. Here I studied convex algebraic geometry under the supervision of Rainer Sinn and Bernd Sturmfels. I graduated in October 2022, and I am now a postdoctoral fellow at ICERM, in Providence, Rhode Island (USA).
I am a member of the European Women in Mathematics (EWM).
My research interests are mainly:
real algebraic geometry
Or at least these are the most fascinating topics that I encountered so far. I'm always excited to find out something new!
Do not hesitate to contact me by email:
chiara_meroni 'at' brown 'dot' edu
(updated February 2023)