PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXII
email: lapastina@mat.uniroma1.it

tutor: A. Sambusetti
advisor: L. Vitagliano

Born: Agropoli, Italy, 20th February 1993.

Current position: PhD student in Mathematics, Sapienza University of Rome.

Tentative thesis title: Deformation problems in the categories of Lie groupoids and algebroids.


2016: Master degree in Mathematics, University of Salerno, 110/110 with honors. Thesis title: I teoremi di Lie (The Lie theorems).

2014: Bachelor degree in Mathematics, University of Salerno, 110/110 with honors. Thesis title: Un’introduzione alla teoria algebrica dei gruppi lineari (An introduction to the algebraic theory of linear groups).

Research stays

- Research stay at University of São Paulo under the supervision of prof. Cristian Ortiz, 3rd March-7th July 2018.

- Research stay at Pennsylvania State University under the supervision of prof. Ping Xu, supported by Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (National Institute of Higher Mathematics) and Pennsylvania State University, 11th-28th April 2016.

Teaching experiences

2017: Exercise session, Geometry I (30 hours), B. Sc. in Mathematics, Sapienza University of Rome.

2015: Exercise session, Elements of Mathematics (31 hours), B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Salerno.


2018: Simplicial methods in homological algebra (cycle of seminars), University of Salerno.

2018: Deformations of VB-algebroids (cycle of seminars), University of São Paulo.

2018: Deformations of VB-algebroids, Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro.

2017: The deformation cohomology of a Lie algebroid, University of Salerno.

2017: Lie integration: a modern approach, University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Invited talks

2018: Deformations of VB-algebroids, VI Workshop on Poisson Geometry and Related Topics, São Carlos, Brazil.

Summer schools

- Summer School on Poisson Geometry, 9th-13th July 2018, Toronto, Canada.

- XX Summer Diffiety School, 20th-31st July 2017, Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy.


- Poisson aan de Waal, 12th-14th December 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

- Homotopy Algebras, Deformation Theory and Quantization, 16th-22th September 2018, Będlewo, Poland.

- Poisson Geometry and Higher Structures, 10th-14th September 2018, Rome, Italy.

- International Conference on Poisson Geometry, 16th-20th July 2018, Toronto, Canada.

- Workshop in Deformation Theory III, 19th-23th February 2018, Bari, Italy.

- Micro-workshop on the formal theory of PDEs, 6th-10th November 2017, Salerno, Italy.

- Noncommutative Geometry and Higher Structures, 11th-15th September 2017, Wuerzburg, Germany.

- Pure and Applied Differential Geometry - PADGE 2017, 21st-25th August 2017, Leuven, Belgium.

- A Differential Geometry Day in Rome, 10th March 2017, Rome, Italy.

- Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory in Rome, 22nd December 2016, Rome, Italy.

- Groups and Topological Groups, 20th-21st November 2015, Salerno, Italy.

Workshops and seminars organized

2019: Co-organizer of the student seminar Topics in homological algebra, Salerno, Italy.

2017: Co-organizer of the Micro-workshop on the formal theory of PDEs, Salerno, Italy.


2019: Deformations of linear Lie brackets, accepted for publication on Pacific Journal of Mathematics, e-print: arXiv:1805.02108 (with L. Vitagliano).


- Member of GNSAGA (National Group for Algebraic and Geometric Structures and their Applications) of the National Institute of Higher Mathematics.


- Italian: mother tongue.

- English: fluent (hold a FCE from University of Cambridge, B2 level).

- French: elementary (middle school level).

Research products

  • 11573/1336935 - 2019 - GOLFIG Chemo-Immunotherapy in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients. A Critical Review on a Long-Lasting Follow-Up (01a Articolo in rivista)
    LA PASTINA, PIER PAOLO; Agostino R. M.; Francini G.
  • 11573/1343250 - 2019 - Deformations of linear Lie brackets (01a Articolo in rivista)
    Pier Paolo La Pastina; Luca Vitagliano
  • 11573/1343254 - 2020 - Deformations of vector bundles in the categories of Lie groupoids and algebroids (07a Tesi di Dottorato)

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