Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Me@COC, Toronto

Nicola Tarasca



Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
1015 Floyd Avenue
Box 842014
Richmond, VA 23284-2014, USA


Harris Hall Room 4173

About me

Since 2019 I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

  ◊ I am member of the Geometry group at Virginia Commonwealth University.

My research interests are centered around the following themes:

  ◊ the geometry of algebraic curves and their moduli spaces;

  ◊ modern Schubert calculus;

  ◊ geometric realizations of vertex operator algebras.

You can find information about my work on this website. For any further curiosities, do not hesitate to email me.

I obtained my PhD at the Humboldt University in Berlin and the Berlin Mathematical School, Germany, in 2012. Before arriving at Virginia Commonwealth University, I was at Rutgers University, USA; the University of Georgia, USA; the Fields Institute, Canada; the University of Utah, USA; and the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany.


I coorganize the following seminar series (all talks are now delivered online):

  ◊ The Geometry Seminar at Virginia Commonwealth University.


I coorganize the following events:

  ◊ The Richmond Geometry Festival — 1st edition in June 2021! We are now making plans for the 2nd edition.

  ◊ The AMS special session Vertex Algebras and Geometry, University of Virginia, Mar. 11-12, 2022.


Here is the video of my lecture on Geometric loci in moduli spaces of curves at UNAM in Mexico City, Sep. 2018.

Recent talks

  ◊ Dec 7, 2021: Enumerative Geometry Seminar at University of California San Diego – USA.

  ◊ Dec 3, 2021: Geometry Seminar at VCU – USA.

  ◊ Apr 22, 2021: Moonshine Seminar at IAS, Princeton, NJ – USA.

  ◊ Nov 25, 2020: Humboldt Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Humboldt University in Berlin – Germany.

  ◊ Nov 13, 2020: Algebra Seminar, Virginia Tech – USA.

  ◊ Oct 28, 2020: Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, University of Maryland – USA.

  ◊ Oct 23, 2020: Algebraic Geometry and Moduli virtual seminar at ETH Zürich – Switzerland.

  ◊ Mar 5-7, 2020: Moduli on Chestnut Hill at Boston College – USA.

  ◊ Dec 18, 2019: Algebraic Geometry and Moduli seminar at ETH Zürich – Switzerland.

  ◊ Oct 4, 2019: ALPS seminar at Virginia Commonwealth University – USA.

  ◊ Mar 7, 2019: FRAGMENT seminar at Colorado State University – USA.

  ◊ Feb 25, 2019: Algebraic Geometry seminar at IAS/Princeton University – USA.

  ◊ Feb 22, 2019: Lie Group/Quantum Mathematics seminar at Rutgers University – USA.