Roberto Svaldi

Institute of Mathematics - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL SB MATH (Bâtiment MA)
Station 8
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
office: MA B1 497
phone: +41 21 693 82 61
e-mail: name.surname (at)

Current Position:
Bernoulli Instructor at the Institute of Mathematics, EPFL.
I am also a Marie Curie Fellow hosted by the Chair of Algebraic Geometry at EPFL.
I am working on my research project "Birational and moduli problems in algebraic geometry"(BirModProbAG).

Job market: I am currently on the job market!
I will be submitting job applications during the Fall/Winter semesters of 2021-22.

Curriculum vitae

Orcid ID: 0000-0003-1489-5899.

Research Interests:
Birational geometry of higher dimensional algebraic varieties.
Geometry of Fano and Calabi-Yau varieties.
Structure of algebraic foliations with mild singularities.

Selected publications

(joint with M. Brown, J. McKernan, H. Zong) A characterization of toric varieties, Duke Math. J., Volume 167, Number 5 (2018), 923-968.
(joint with J. Moraga) A geometric characterization of toric singularities, arXiv:2108.01717.

(joint with C. Spicer) Local and global applications of the Minimal Model Program for co-rank one foliations on threefolds, accepted for publication at Journal of the European Mathematical Society, 65 pp.

(joint with G. Di Cerbo) Birational boundedness of low dimensional elliptic Calabi-Yau varieties with a section, Compos. Math. 157 (2021), no. 8, 1766--1806.
(joint with C. Birkar, G. Di Cerbo) Boundedness of elliptic Calabi-Yau varieties with a section, arXiv:2010.09769.

Full list of publications


Projects: If you are an EPFL student considering a project under my supervision, please read this page carefully!
Once you have done that, you can just get in touch with me to discuss my availability and what the possible options are.

Excellence Fellowships: If you are considering a new experience for your Master's studies, EPFL has activated a program of fellowships to attract talented students.
If you are interested in this possibilities, I am happy to provide more information about the program.

I support this statement of inclusiveness.

Some useful links:

on writing mathematical texts (by B. Poonen).
Groups, Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry seminar at EPFL
Upcoming conference in AG (by R. Vakil)

(last update 10.08.2021)