Alberto Cattaneo was born in Milan, Italy, in 1967. He received the Physics degree (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. He was a Postdoc at the Harvard University and at the Milan University, from 1995 to 1997 and from 1997 to 1998, respectively. From 1997 to 2003, Cattaneo was an Assistant Professor at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, where he has been a Full Professor since 2003. His main interests are in mathematical physics, geometry, and topology with focus on symplectic and Poisson geometry, topological quantum field theories, deformation quantization, algebraic structures up to homotopy, and BV and BFV formalism. In 2006, Cattaneo served as an Invited Speaker in the Section of Mathematical Physics at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid.
Biography Updated on 12 April 2011