Andrea Petracci

I am a tenure-track assistant professor (RTD-B) at the Department of Mathematics of Università di Bologna.
Previously I worked at Freie Universität Berlin in the group of Klaus Altmann.
I graduated from Imperial College London in September 2017 and my advisor was Alessio Corti. Before that I studied in Pisa (Italy).

Here is my CV.
Here is my Google Scholar profile.

My institutional e-mail address for teaching:
a [dot] petracci [at] unibo [dot] it

My permanent e-mail address for research:
andrea [dot] petracci [at] alumni [dot] sns [dot] it

Here is my institutional website.

Address: Dipartimento di Matematica
Università di Bologna
Piazza di Porta San Donato 5
40126 Bologna

Where I'll be

Mar 2024: K-Stability, Birational Geometry and Mirror Symmetry, Oberwolfach, Germany


The area of my work is algebraic geometry. My interests lie in the classification problem of Fano varieties and their moduli. I am especially interested in toric geometry, deformation theory, Gromov-Witten theory and the Gross-Siebert program.

Here is the list of my works:

  1. (with Liana Heuberger) On K-moduli of Fano threefolds with degree 28 and Picard rank 4.
  2. (with Antonella Grassi, Giulia Gugiatti, Wendelin Lutz) Reflexive polygons and rational elliptic surfaces. Rend. Circ. Mat. Palermo (2) 72 (2023), no. 6, 3185-3221 arXiv:2302.05751
  3. (with Hamid Abban, Ivan Cheltsov, Alexander Kasprzyk, Yuchen Liu) On K-moduli of quartic threefolds. To appear in Algebr. Geom.
  4. (with Simon Felten and Sharon Robins) Deformations of log Calabi-Yau pairs can be obstructed. Math. Res. Lett. 30 (2023), no. 5, 1357-1374 arXiv:2109.00420
  5. K-moduli of Fano 3-folds can have embedded points
  6. On deformation spaces of toric singularities and on singularities of K-moduli of Fano varieties. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 375 (2022), no. 8, 5617-5643. arXiv:2105.01174
  7. A 1-dimensional component of K-moduli of del Pezzo surfaces. In: I. Cheltsov, X. Chen, L. Katzarkov, J. Park (eds), Birational Geometry, Kähler-Einstein Metrics and Degenerations, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, vol 409, Springer. arXiv:2102.13510
  8. (with Yuchen Liu) On K-stability of some del Pezzo surfaces of Fano index 2. Bull. London Math. Soc. 54 (2022), no. 2, 517-525 arXiv:2011.05094
  9. (with Simon Felten) The logarithmic Bogomolov-Tian-Todorov theorem. Bull. London Math. Soc. 54 (2022), no. 3, 1051-1066 arXiv:2010.13656
  10. (with Anne-Sophie Kaloghiros) On toric geometry and K-stability of Fano varieties
    Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. Ser. B (2021), no. 8, 548-577. arXiv:2009.02271
  11. (with Alessio Corti and Matej Filip) Mirror Symmetry and smoothing Gorenstein toric affine 3-folds. In: Facets of Algebraic Geometry: A Collection in Honor of William Fulton's 80th Birthday (2022), London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, pp. 132-163, Cambridge University Press. arXiv:2006.16885
  12. On deformations of toric Fano varieties. In: A.M. Kasprzyk, B. Nill (eds), Interactions with Lattice Polytopes, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, vol 386, Springer. arXiv:1912.01538
  13. An example of Mirror Symmetry for Fano threefolds. In Birational Geometry and Moduli Spaces, Springer INdAM Series (2020). arXiv:1901.06155
  14. Some examples of non-smoothable Gorenstein Fano toric threefolds
    Math. Zeit. (2020), no. 295, 751-760. arXiv:1804.07960
  15. Homogeneous deformations of toric pairs. Manuscripta Math. (2021), no. 166, 37-72. arXiv:1801.05732
  16. (with Alessandro Oneto) On the quantum periods of del Pezzo surfaces with 1/3(1,1) singularities. Adv. Geom. 18 (2018), no. 3, 303-336. arXiv:1507.08589
  17. (with Mohammad Akhtar, Tom Coates, Alessio Corti, Liana Heuberger, Alexander Kasprzyk, Alessandro Oneto, Thomas Prince, Ketil Tveiten) Mirror Symmetry and the Classification of Orbifold del Pezzo Surfaces. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 144 (2016), no. 2, 513-527. arXiv:1501.05334


My PhD thesis about Mirror Symmetry for Fano varieties and for singularities, written under the supervision of Alessio Corti (Imperial College London), September 2017
My MSc thesis about the moduli stack of curves and hyperelliptic curves, written under the supervision of Angelo Vistoli (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), March 2013
My BSc thesis (in Italian) about the Lefschetz hyperplane theorem, written under the supervision of Rita Pardini (Università di Pisa), July 2010


Here there are the recordings of some of my research talks:

Teaching at Università di Bologna

Spring 2024: lectures of Scheme Theory, exercise classes of Topology

Spring 2023: lectures of Scheme Theory, exercise classes of Topology

Spring 2022: lectures of Scheme Theory, exercise classes of Topology

Autumn 2021: some lectures of Linear Algebra for engineers

Teaching at Freie Universität Berlin

Summer Semester 2021: course/seminar of topics in Algebraic Geometry (Seminar "Forschungsmodul Algebra/Algebraische Geometrie"),
research seminar of Algebraic Geometry (Forschungsseminar),
exercises classes of Algebraic Geometry (Zentral├╝bung von Algebra II)

Winter Semester 2020/21: course of Computer Algebra

Summer Semester 2020: lectures and exercise classes of Funktionentheorie (Complex Analysis)

Winter Semester 2019/20: course of Computer Algebra

Summer Semester 2019: lectures and exercise classes of Funktionentheorie (Complex Analysis)

Winter Semester 2018/19: exercise classes of Algebra I (Commutative Algebra)

Other documents

A poster about Kontsevich formula of plane rational curves and Gromov-Witten invariants, written together with Francesca Carocci
A poster about Mirror Symmetry and Fano varieties
Some slides (in Italian) on the moduli stack of curves and hyperelliptic curves, May 2013
Some slides (in Italian) on Cayley-Bacharach properties in algebraic geometry, May 2011

Other activities

In December 2023, together with Enrico Fatighenti, I created an Algebraic Geometry Advent Calendar.
In September 2023 I am co-organising an algebraic geometry workshop in Bologna.
In September 2019 I co-organised the opening conference of the thematic Einstein semester on algebraic geometry, which was held in Berlin in the winter semester 2019/20.
In July 2018, together with Tom Ducat I organised a workshop in Nottingham about cluster algebras and algebraic geometry.
In the academic year 2014-2015, together with Lars Sektnan, I organised the Junior Geometry Seminar at Imperial College.
In April 2014 I co-organised the Traumatic Workshop: Birational Geometry and Fano Varieties at Imperial College.
In December 2013, together with Andrea Fanelli, I took photos for the charity calendar of the geometry group of Imperial College.