University of Utah

Department of Mathematics

Me@Fondation Suisse, Paris

Nicola Tarasca



+1 (801) 581- 6838


University of Utah
Math Department
155 S 1400 E
Salt Lake City
UT 84112
Room JWB 315

I am currently a Research Assistant Professor Lecturer at the University of Utah. In April 2016 I have received the Outstanding Postdoc Award from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah.

I will be a Fields Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada, during the semester July-December 2016. From January 2017, I will be a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate at the University of Georgia at Athens, USA. I have an AMS–Simons Travel Grant for the years 2016–2018.

In April 2012 I defended my thesis, conducted at Humboldt University in Berlin and the Berlin Mathematical School, Germany, under the direction of Prof. Gavril Farkas. Before coming to the University of Utah, I had a postdoctoral position at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany.

My main interest is algebraic geometry, in particular the geometry and intersection theory of moduli spaces of curves, enumerative geometry, Hurwitz theory, Brill-Noether theory, spin structures on algebraic curves. Here you can find information about my work. For any further curiosities, do not hesitate to contact me.