Rutgers University

Department of Mathematics

Me@COC, Toronto

Nicola Tarasca



Department of Mathematics
Rutgers University
Hill Center - Busch Campus
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA


Hill 342

Since fall 2017, I am a Hill Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, USA.

My research interests are centered around the geometry and combinatorics of curves and their moduli spaces. In my work so far I have explored higher codimensional subvarieties, the enumerative geometry of general pointed curves, and modern Schubert calculus. Recently, I have also been interested in geometric realizations of vertex operator algebras.

I obtained my PhD at the Humboldt University in Berlin and the Berlin Mathematical School, Germany, under the direction of Gavril Farkas, in April 2012. Before arriving at Rutgers University, I was at the University of Georgia, USA; the Fields Institute, Canada; the University of Utah, USA; and the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany.

I have an AMS–Simons Travel Grant for the years 2016–2019.

In 2016 I received the Outstanding Postdoc Award from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah.

Recently, I have coorganized the special session From Hyperelliptic to Superelliptic Curves at the AMS Fall Central Meeting, University of Michigan, October 20-21, 2018.

In summer 2018 I was a mentor for the REU program at Rutgers University.

Recent and upcoming talks

Nov 19, 2018: Colloquium at Virginia Commonwealth University - USA.
Oct 19, 2018: Algebraic Geometry seminar at Central Michigan University - USA.
Sep 28, 2018: Special Talk at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City - Mexico.
June 18-22, 2018: Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry Retrospective Workshop at Fields Institute – Canada.
May 9-12, 2018: Ohio State Workshop on Schubert Calculus – USA.
Feb 20, 2018: Algebraic Geometry seminar at Ohio State University – USA.
Oct 30, 2017: Algebra seminar at University of Pennsylvania – USA.
Oct 13-16, 2017: Workshop on Moduli of Curves, Gothenburg – Sweden.
Sep 23-24, 2017: Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, University of Central Florida – USA.
Sep 20, 2017: Algebra seminar at Rutgers University – USA.
May 10, 2017: Algebraic Geometry and Moduli seminar at ETH Zurich – Switzerland.
Apr 13, 2017: FRAGMENT seminar at Colorado State University – USA.
Mar 27, 2017: Colloquium at University College Dublin - Ireland.
Feb 15, 2017: Algebraic Geometry seminar at the University of Georgia – USA.
Dec 12-16, 2016: Moduli and Birational Geometry, Jeju island – South Korea.