# Francesco Sala

I am an **Associate Professor** at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Pisa and a **Visiting Scientist** at Kavli IPMU (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe), the University of Tokyo, Japan.

I received my Ph.D. in October 2011 from SISSA, Trieste, and the Université Lille (formerly, Université de Lille 1) under the supervision of Ugo Bruzzo and Dimitri Markushevich, respectively. I have held several postdoctoral positions abroad: at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK (2012 - 2014), at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada (2014 - 2016), and at Kavli IPMU (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe), the University of Tokyo, Japan (2016 - 2019). I was an Assistant Professor (RTDb) at the University of Pisa from 2019 to 2022.

My research interests originate from the interplay between representation theory, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics. In recent years, I have been focusing on the study of Hall algebras and their refined versions (cohomological, K-theoretical, categorified), and their relation to the theory of quantum groups. For more details, you can check out my publications page or see my full CV here.

My research is partially supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C no. 21K03197. Before, it was partially supported by PRA (Progetti di Ricerca di Ateneo) no. 2020_40 funded by the University of Pisa, JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists no. 18K13402, and by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up no. 17H06598.

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Oct 7, 2024 | I will participate and give a talk at the Workshop on “Enumerative Geometry in East Asia 2024” at KIAS, Korea, from December 16 to 20, 2024. |
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Sep 4, 2024 | I will participate in the Workshop on “Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics” at the University of Parma, Italy, from October 1 to 3, 2024. |

Apr 19, 2024 | I will participate in the Workshop on “Ricercatori in Algebra e Geometria 2024” at the Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale, from September 25 to September 27, 2024. |

Apr 18, 2024 | I will participate in the Workshop on “Hopf algebras and monoidal categories” at the University of Ferrara, from September 3 to September 6, 2024. |

Dec 3, 2023 | I will participate in the Workshop on “Quantization in Representation Theory, Derived Algebraic Geometry, and Gauge Theory” at the SwissMAP Research Station in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, from September 15 to September 20, 2024. |