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"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:

  • convex geometry

  • real algebraic geometry

  • random geometry

  • optimization

  • combinatorics

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)

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