Maria Antonietta Pascali

Personal Informations

Maria Antonietta Pascali
Tel: 050-3153542
E-mail: mantonietta.pascali AT
Birth: 06-10-1981
Address: CNR- Institute of Clinical Physiology, via Moruzzi 1, Pisa, Italy


2010 PhD in Mathematics La Sapienza – University of Rome, Italy. Thesis argument: “Branched Covers between Surfaces” (

2005 Master’s degree in Mathematics (110/110 cum laude). University of Pisa, Italy. Thesis subject: “Invariants of Legendrian knots” (

2000 Scientific Lyceum (100/100) Liceo Cosimo De Giorgi, Lecce (LE), Italy.

Professional Experiences

2010-now Collaboration with CNR- Institute of Clinical Physiology -PISA about a project of 3D visualization of biology processes.

2005-2010 PhD student in Mathematics, geometry in low dimension, complexity and the Hurwitz problem (existence of branched coverings between surfaces, Riemann surfaces)

Tutorship for the General Mathematics I course (2009) at the Biology Department, University of Pisa.

Didactic activity in the Calculus II course (2006) at the Statistics Department, La Sapienza – University of Rome.

Didactic activity in the Geometry I course (2007) at the Engineering Department, La Sapienza – University of Rome.

Publications and Congresses

Papers in Journals:

  • “Surface Branched Coverings and Geometric 2-orbifolds”, M.A Pascali, C. Petronio in Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., Issue 361, pp 5885-5920, 2009.

Participation to Congresses:

  • Third Summer School in Analysis and Applied Mathematics – Roma La Sapienza, 5-9 June 2006
  • Braids and Their Ramifications, Cortona, 20-26 May 2007
  • Recent Advances in Differential geometry, Lecce, 13-16 June 2007
  • Hyperbolic Volume 2007, Fribourg (CH) , 1-4 July 2007
  • Braids, Groups and Manifolds in Toulouse, 5-8 September 2007
  • MathKnow08, Milano, 22-24 May 2008
  • Convegno Glam, Roma, 8-10 September 2008
  • Braids in Paris, Parigi, 17-20 September 2008
  • Progressi recenti in geometria reale e complessa, Talk, Levico, 20-24 October 2008
  • Master-class de Géométrie, IRMA Strasbourg, 27 April- 2 May 2009
  • Advanced school and conference in Knot Theory and its applications, ICTP Trieste, 11-18 May 2009.

Talks given:

  • Surface branched covers and geometric 2-orbifold, Levico Terme, 23 October 2008
  • Rivestimenti ramificati tra superfici, Roma La Sapienza, 25 November 2009
  • Rivestimenti ramificati tra superfici e 2-orbifold, Pisa, 1 December 2009.


  • Fluent English. FCE (First Certificate of English) of the Cambridge Esol Exams.

  • Basic knowledge of French.

Knowledge of Computer Science:

  • Good knowledge of programs for Numerical Analysis: Maple and Matlab.

  • Basic knowledge of programs of Molecular Biology Visualization.

Other Interests:

  • Piano

  • Soprano in a chorus (S. Cecilia in Pisa)

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