# Staff

## Steering Commitee

**Alessandro Figà Talamanca** (Honorary Director)

Alessandro Figà Talamanca, together with Carlo Pucci and Edoardo Vesentini was responsible for the institution, at the national level, of summer courses for the training of research mathematicians. He was the first director of the SMI.

**Luca Chiantini**

Professor of Geometry at the University of Siena. His main research interests deal with algebraic geometry, particularly projective varieties in characteristic zero. He has worked on canonical forms of polynomials, decomposition of tensors, degenarate projective embeddings, fiber bundles on manifolds, singular curves on surfaces.

**Graziano Gentili**

Professor in Geometry at the University of Florence. His main research interests are: geometric theory for functions of complex and hypercomplex variables; holomorphic dynamics and iteration theory; computational geometry, Geometric Modelling, formalization of mathematics and its applications.

**Giovanni Monegato**

Professor of Numerical Analysis at the Politecnico di Torino. His research activity concerns the construction and analysis of numerical methods, and, more generally, the numerical simulations in applied problems.

**Massimo Picardello**

Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”. His main research interests deal with harmonic analysis, representation theory of free groups and groups of automorphisms of trees, integral geometry on trees, discrete potential theory and harmonic functions for transition operators on trees and graphs.

**Fabio Podestà**

Professor of Geometry at the University of Firenze. His research activity focuses on differential geometry with particular interest for special geometric structures, their automorphisms and Lie group actions.