Think and Live Adventurously!


Renzo Cavalieri
Colorado State University,
Department of Mathematics
Weber Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1874
Tel: (970) 491-6283
FAX: (970) 491-2161
Office: Weber 122


The book on Hurwitz theory for youngsters is out:

I don’t support the administration’s decision of constructing a new stadium at CSU


My mathematical history
The beginning of the story (semi-serious)

Curriculum Vitae










FRAGMENT Seminar (CSU-CU-UW seminar)

WAGS (Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium)

Some Research Talks and Lecture Notes:

Hurwitz Theory and the Double Ramification Cycle
Mini-course for the workshop Modern trends in Gromov Witten Theory, Hanover Universitaat, September 2014


Wall Crossings for Double Hurwitz Numbers
Evaluating Tautological Classes Using Only Hurwitz Numbers

A layman point of view on Mirror Symmetry

A look into the mirror I: an overview of Mirror Symmetry.
A look into the mirror II: the quintic.

Orbifold Gromov-Witten Theory:
A mini-course at Sissa (Trieste), for the conference
"From topological strings to integrable hierarchies and back"

Lecture 1: Gromov-Witten theory: basic notions.
Lecture 2: Orbifold Gromov-Witten theory and G-Hodge integrals.
Lecture 3: Givental's formalism and CCIT's work.
Lecture 4: Open orbifold invariants.

Introduction to the Moduli Space of Curves

Notes for a VIGRE mini-course at the University of Utah, May 2010

Notes on Hurwitz Theory and Applications (rough version in progress)

12 hours mini course at IMPA (Rio de Janeiro), January 2010


International School and Workshop on the Algebro-Geometric Aspects of Projective Varieties, Morelia, Mexico, 2011

Exchange Program with Universidad de Costa Rica, February 2010

Introduction to Moduli Spaces:
A cycle of lectures at Universidad de Costa Rica

Lecture 1: Enumerative Geometry and Moduli Spaces
Lecture 2: Grassmannians and Stable Curves
Lecture 3: Gromov-Witten Theory and Kontsevich's Formula


Mini Talks:

Oh The Places You'll Go! (A journey from Physics to Combinatorics)

Where Parallel Lines Meet

Activities past:
Colorado Summer School in Gromov-Witten Theory (June 2014)
Mini Workshop on Affine Manifolds and Mirror Symmetry (May 2008)
Banff Conference "Recent Progress in the Study of the Moduli Space of Curves" (March 2008)
Mini-workshop on D-bundles and Integrable Hierarchies(Spring 2007)
Mini-workshop on the Moduli Spaces of Curves and Gromov-Witten Theory(Spring 2006)


Non professional:

Capoeira in Fort Collins!

Capoeira in Boulder/Denver!

My Summer Travels 2006

Costa Rica 2007

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