Personal data

Born in Catania (Italy) September 5, 1946

Married, with two children (Arianna and Elio(The web designer))

Education

Diploma at Scientific Liceum Catania 1964

Laurea degree University of Catania 1968

Advisor: Giovanni Dantoni

Thesis: The Arithmetic according to Peano

**Position
held:**

Assistant:
University of Catania October 15, 1968 — December 31, 1969

Assistant
professor: University of Catania 1970 — 1978

Associated
researcher: Brandeis University 1978-1980

Associated
Professor: University of Catania 1980 —1982, 1983 — 1986

Visiting
Professor: Northeastern University 1982

Full
Professor: University of Catania 1987 — up today

**Field
of general interests:**

Algebra and Geometry

**Current
research interests:**

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry with special regard to Hilbert function and graded Betti numbers for projective schemes, in particular of low dimension (zero-dimensional schemes, points on smooth quadrics, curves), or for special schemes as Gorenstein or partial intersections.

**Administrative
experiences:**

At
the Mathematics Department of University of Catania

President
of Corso di Laureain Mathemathics: 1990 -1993

Director
of the Math Library: 1994 —1996

President
of the Committee for Positions at the Faculty of Sciences 1997 — up today

Director
of the PhD program of the Mathematics Department since 2001

**Conferences
and meeting organized and co-organized:**

*Convegno
di Geometria Algebrica*, Catania May 1978

*C.I.M.E.
on Complete Intersections*, Acireale (Catania) 1983

*General
Meeting of Unione Matematici Italiani*, Catania 1991

*Pragmatic
‘97*, Catania May — June 1997

*Syzygies
Meeting*, Catania June 1997

*Conference
in honour od David Buchsbaum*, Catania-Roma-Genova April — May 1998

*Pragmatic
’98*, Catania June 1998

*Pragmatic
2000*, Catania June — July 2000

*Conference
on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry* (in honour of the 60^{th}
birthday of Silvio Greco), Catania 11-13 April 2001

*Pragmatic
2001*, Catania 11-29 June 2001

*Workshop
on Exterior Algebra Methods and Other New Directions*, Erice 8-15 September
2001

*Conference
on zero-dimensional schemes and related topics* (in honor of Tony Geramita
on the occasion of his 60th birthday) La Perla Ionica (Acireale) 6-8 Giugno
2002

*
Pragmatic 2002*, Catania 9-27 September 2002

Other
professional activities

Member
of the editorial board of Le Matematiche: 1996-1999

Reviewer
of A.M.S.

Co-editor
of special volume of Le Matematiche dedicated to Pragmatic ’97

Co-editor
of Proceedings of the Meetings in honour of David Buchsbaum, special volume
of JPAA (2000)

Member
of G.N.S.A.G.A.: 1972 — up today

Member
of Europroj: 1993 — 1998

Member
of Eager: 2000 up to know

**Fellowships:**

Borsa
di studio per il potenziamento della Matematica: 1965, 1966, 1967

N.A.T.O.
— C. N.R. fellowship 1978/79, 1979/80

**Grants:**

M.U.R.S.T.
(national project, ex 40%) 1980 — up today

M.U.R.S.T.
(local university project, ex 60%), director of the research 1989 — up
today

I.N.D.A.M.
(director of a joint project among the Universities of Catania, Messina and
Reggio Calabria)

**Supervisor
of Laurea degrees and PhD:**

- Supervisor of more than 100 theses of Laurea Degree on various subjects in Algebra and Geometry (1975 — up today);
- Supervisor
of the PhD student Giuseppe Zappalà (1998) , 0-dimensional subschemes
of irreducible curves of
**P**^{3}; - Supervisor of the PhD student Elena Guardo (2000), Fat points schemes;
- Supervisor of the PhD student Lucia Marino (in progress), Binomial ideals and toric varieties.

**Conferences,
Seminars and talks (some of them)**

G.N.S.A.G.A.
annual meeting, Siena 1973

G.N.S.A.G.A.
annual meeting, L’Aquila 1976

Torino
Politecnico 1977 (Hilbert algebras)

Northeastern
University 1979

Sherbrooke
University 1979

Torino
Politecnico 1980 (On the canonical element conjecture)

Trento
June1981

G.N.S.A.G.A.
annual meeting, Modena October1981

Queen’s
University 1982

Congress
of U.M.I., Perugia September 1983

University
of Siena 1986

University
of Palermo 1987

Kaiserslautern
1988

Nice
1992

Ravello
’92

Ithaca
N.Y. 1993

Northeastern
University, Boston October 1993

Belaterra,
Barcelona July 1996

Trieste
University, 1997

C.C.A.A.G.
Messina ’99

Workshop
on Zero-dimensional schemes, Napoli 2000

University of Messina July 2000

Queen’s
University, Kingston Ontario (Canada) July 2001

Seminars
on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

at
the Math Depart of University of Catania, every year since 1972 up today

**Pubblications**

**Books
and Monographs:**

1)
*Introduzione ai metodi omologici in Algebra Commutativa*.

Quaderni
della Facoltà di Ingegneria dell’Università di Catania
n. 1 (1978)

2)
*Congetture omologiche in Algebra Commutativa*

Quaderni
dei gruppi di ricerca del CNR (1981)

3)
*Complete intersections and Golod ideals*

(by Eugene
Gover with the collaboration of Alfio Ragusa)

Dipartimento
di Matematica Università di Catania and Department of Mathematics of

Northeastern
University (1984)

4)
*Esercizi di Algebra* (Teoria degli insiemi, Teoria dei gruppi, Teoria
degli anelli)

(in collaborazione
con C. Sparacino)

Casa Editrice
Zanichelli (1992)

5)
*Corso di Algebra Lineare* (con esercizi svolti)

(in collaborazione
con S. Giuffrida)

Casa Editrice
Il Cigno Galileo Galilei (1998)

Scientific Papers

6)
*Sulla permanenza degli anelli di Krull e completamente integralmente chiusi
rispetto a certi tipi* di
omomorfismi.

(with R.
Maggioni)

Rend.-Circ.-Mat.-Palermo
(2) 24 (1975), no. 3, 255--266*.
*7)
lgebras for which the generalized Hilbert nullstellensatz holds.

(with R. Maggioni)

Annali-dell'Universita-di-Ferrara.-Nuovo-Serie.-Sezione-VII.-Scienze-Matematiche, 25 (1979), 205--218.

8)

Proceedings-of-the-American-Mathematical-Society 80 (1980), no. 2, 201--209.

9)

(with C. Massaza)

J.-Algebra 70 (1981), no. 2, 493--516.

10)

Unione-Matematica-Italiana.-Bollettino.-D.-Serie-VI 2 (1983), no. 1, 147--166.

11) Some conditions on the homology groups of Koszul complex.

(with C. Massaza)

Pacific-J.-Math. 111 (1984), no. 1, 137--161

12)

(with R. Maggioni)

Le-Matematiche 39 (1984), no. 1-2, 153--170 (1988).

13)

(with R. Maggioni)

Journal-of-Algebra 92 (1985), no. 1, 176--193, 194--207.

14)

(with R. Maggioni)

Journal-of-Algebra 92 (1985), no. 1, 176--193, 194--207.

15)

(with E. Gover)

Math.-Scand. 60 (1987), no. 1, 39--51

16)

(with R. Maggioni)

Le-Matematiche 42 (1987), no. 1-2, 195--209 (1989).

17)

(with R. Maggioni)

Boll.-Un.-Mat.-Ital.- A.-Serie-VII 2 (1988), no. 2, 269--276

18)

(with R. Maggioni)

Invent.-Math. 91 (1988), no. 2, 253--258.

19)

(with S. Giuffrida and R. Maggioni)

Pacific-J.-Math. 155 (1992), no. 2, 251--282.

20)

(with G. Paxia and G. Raciti)

Manuscripta-Math. 75 (1992), no. 3, 225--246.

21)

(with G. Paxia and G. Raciti)

J.-Algebra 149 (1992), no. 1, 102--121.

22)

(with S. Giuffrida and R. Maggioni)

Collection: Zero-dimensional schemes (Ravello, 1992), 191--204

Proceedings of Int. Conf. on Zero-dimensional schemes Ravello 1992 W. De Gruyter, 191-204

(1994)

23)

(with G. Paxia)

Comm.-Algebra 22 (1994), no. 5, 1843--1859.

24)

(with G. Paxia)

Comm.-Algebra 23 (1995), no. 8, 3025--3031.

25)

(with S. Giuffrida and R. Maggioni)

Manu. Math.91, 421-444 (1996)

26)

(with G. Paxia)

J.-Pure-Appl.-Algebra 119 (1997), no. 1, 97--111.

27)

(with R. Maggioni)

Le-Matematiche] 52 (1997), no. 1, 217--232 (1998).

28)

(with G. Zappalà)

Rend.Circ.Matem. Palermo vol.48 (1999)

29)

(with G. Zappalà)

Comm. In Algebra, 29 (1), 303-318 (2001)

30)

(with G. Zappalà)

Nagoya Math. J. Vol.162, 111-125 (2001)

31)

(with G. Zappalà)

Submitted for publication on Beitr„ge zur Algebra und Geometrie (2001)

32)

(with G. Zappalà)

Proceedings of Conference on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, Catania 11-13

April 2001

Unpublished papers

33)
*A classification of arithmetically Cohen Macaulay varieties with given
Hilbert function.
*(with
R. Maggioni) (1985)