# Damiano's Home Page

My name is Damiano Testa
and I am a visiting
assistant professor at the
Mathematics Department of
Cornell University. I obtained my
PhD from MIT, where my thesis advisor
was Johan de Jong.
As an undergraduate, I went to
Università "La Sapienza" in
Rome, Italy, and my advisor was
Corrado de
Concini.

My field of interest is algebraic geometry.

### Teaching - Spring 2006

- Math191 Calculus For Engineers

- Math767 Algebraic Geometry: Algebraic Surfaces

### Research

- Curriculum Vitæ

- The Severi problem for rational curves on del Pezzo
surfaces, Ph.D Thesis, April 25, 2005.
(Here is a singlespaced version)

- A computational proof that the ideal of relations generated
by the conic bundles for the Cox ring of a general del Pezzo surface of degree four over the complex
numbers is radical.

- A note giving a numerical characterization of
the classes of (very) free rational curves on a del Pezzo surface.

- A note proving that the ideal of relations of the
Cox ring of a del Pezzo surface X is generated by homogeneous polinomials of nef Pic(X)-degree.

### Personal

My new homepage

Last modified: January 29, 2006

Damiano Testa