“I feel honoured and very happy. It's a recognition, I believe, of the work I have done as advisor – so grateful for a workplace like SISSA, where I can focus on this – and at the same time a confirmation that a mathematician's work cannot be evaluated by purely counting papers or citations, but only by assessing the quality and impact of each paper.” This is how Barbara Fantechi commented on the announcement of her appointment as Correspondent Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Founded in 1603 in Rome, the Accademia dei Lincei is one of the oldest scientific institutions in Europe.
Fantechi, SISSA Professor of Geometry, is the author of very high-profile scientific publications in the field of algebraic geometry. Recently she has also been appointed Correspondent Member of Istituto Veneto di Science, Lettere ed Arti of Venice and Invited Speaker to the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022. Other prestigious recognitions that reconfirm Fantechi as one of the leading experts in algebraic geometry in Italy and abroad.