Damiano Testa
Damiano Testa

E-mail: d.testa at warwick dot ac dot uk
Office: C2.13 Zeeman Building
Phone: +44 (0)24 765 22662
Fax: +44 (0)24 765 24182



Mathematics Institute
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

I am an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick. Prior to coming here, I was in the mathematics departments of Oxford, Bremen, Roma, Ithaca, Boston, Roma. My PhD supervisor was Johan de Jong; my undergraduate supervisor was Corrado De Concini. You can find a copy of my CV here.

Between September 2013 and August 2015 I was partially supported by EPSRC grant EP/K019279/1 Moduli Spaces and Rational Points.

... most of the statements we made were wrong, most of the facts we learned were trivial...


2023, May 2-3: Università Roma Tre, Atelier Lean, during the 7th symposium of the Roman Number Theory Association, with Riccardo Brasca and Filippo Nuccio

2021, August 16-20, AGRA IV (Análisis, Grupos y Aritmética): Superficies Racionales sobre un Cuerpo

2019, July 22-26, Düsseldorf: Arithmetic properties of del Pezzo surfaces

2014, February 14-21, LEGAL, Teresópolis: Rational points on surfaces

2014, January-February, Concepción and IMPA: Cox Rings of Rational surfaces

2013, January 5-15, Concepción: Rational points on surfaces

2008, April 14-18, Warwick: with Martin Bright and Ronald van Luijk we ran an Instructional workshop on Surfaces: Geometry and Arithmetic


2022-23 Term 1, MA3J9 Historical Challenges in Mathematics, Lecture Notes: Hilbert's Third, Seventeenth, Tenth problem.

2022-23 Term 1, MA3H5 Manifolds.

Past years


Lines of polynomials with Galois group \(\mathfrak{A}_n\), a talk in the GANT seminar, November 29th, 2021.

\(\overline{M}_{0,134}\) is not a Mori Dream Space, an expository talk on a result of Castravet-Tevelev, Warwick \(\overline{M}_{0,n}\) seminar, November 22nd, 2021.

Mathematical insights from using Lean, a talk at the online workshop Lean Together 2021 (recording of the talk).

Using computers to do maths for us!, Tour of Mathematics 2020-21, Warwick.

Contact in algebraic and tropical geometry, in Versailles.