Francesco Galuppi got his PhD in Algebraic Geometry at the University of Ferrara, under the supervision of prof. Massimiliano Mella. After that, he joined the Nonlinear Algebra research group at MPI MiS as a postdoc.
Having a projective geometry background, he has been working on some classical problems, such as tensor decompositions. Tensors can be thought of as multi-dimensional tables filled with numbers, and they appear in almost all branches of mathematics, not to mention the applied sciences. There is a beautiful geometry behind their decompositions, in particular behind the identifiable cases, when such a decomposition is unique.
July 3, 2018