**Current Position: **

**Professore Associato ****di Geometria, **

**Dipartimento di Matematica, **

**Università degli Studi di Pavia**

Via Ferrata 5,

27100 Pavia, Italy

Ufficio C.23 (primo piano)

phone: +39-0382-985630

e-mail: lidia.stoppino[at]unipv.it

**Research interests: Algebraic Geometry.**

Algebraic and topological aspects of complex algebraic varieties;

in particular:

- geometry of irregular varieties;
- fibrations on varieties, in particular fibred surfaces;
- stability of polarized varieties;
- algebraic curves and their moduli space.

*"I was always interested in the algebra which throws light on geometry, **and I never quite developed the sense of pure algebra. Never. I'm not **mentally made for purely formal algebra, formal mathematics. I have too **much contact with real life, and that's geometry. Geometry is the real life." *Oscar Zarisky, from "The unreal life of Oscar Zarisky", by Carol Parikh.

*"Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician. The devil says: `I will give you this powerful machine, it will answer any question you like. All you need to do is give me your soul: give up geometry and you will have this marvellous machine.'"*

Michael Atiyah (2004). Collected works. Vol. 6.

*"Good, he did not have enough imagination to become a mathematician".— Hilbert's response upon hearing that one of his students had dropped out to study poetry.*^{}

*"Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare. Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace"* da una poesia omonima di Edna St. Vincent Millay link
*"...the good measure of idleness and freedom that are so necessary for doing math", A. Beilison, I.M.Gelfand and his seminar- a presence*