Daniele Agostini graduated from the Humboldt University of Berlin with a thesis on syzygies of algebraic varieties. He is interested in algebraic geometry and its interactions with other ﬁelds of mathematics: the MPI MiS is a great place for this!
For example, he is collaborating with Lynn Chua on a computational approach to the Schottky problem in genus ﬁve, incorporating algebraic geometry, numerical analysis, and computer science. In another joint project with Lara Bossinger, Mandy Cheung, and Charles Wang, they are trying to understand the Gross-Siebert theta functions from an effective point of view.
He also has a strong interest in algebraic statistics: together with Carlos Améndola, he studied a surprising connection between abelian varieties and discrete Gaussian distributions. Currently, they are investigating the geometry behind the cumulants for mixtures of distributions.
Daniele will start a Postdoc in Berlin in October 2018, but he is keen on keeping in touch with the Nonlinear Algebra group, and on increasing the collaboration between Berlin and Leipzig in the future.
August 25, 2018