Luigi Ambrosio - Curriculum Vitae#


  • 1985-1988 Scuola Normale Superiore Corso di Perfezionamento (PHD).
  • 1981-1985 Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy.
  • 1981-1985 Laurea in Matematica (B.S.) University of Pisa, Italy. Summa cum laude. Advisor: Prof. Ennio De Giorgi. Thesis in semicontinuity and relaxation of integral functionals defined on Sobolev spaces.


  • 1997–present Full Professor Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.
  • 1995–1997 Full Professor Department of Mathematics, University of Pavia, Italy.
  • 1994–1995 Full Professor University of Benevento, Italy.
  • 1992–1994 Associate Professor University of Pisa, Italy.
  • 1988-1992 Research Assistant Second University of Rome, Italy


  • Long term visiting scientist in the Max Planck Institute of Leipzig, the Massachussets
  • 1991 Bortolozzi" Prize of Unione Matematica Italiana.
  • 1996 National Prize for Mathematics and Mechanics of the italian Minister of Education.
  • 1996 Invited speaker at the 2nd European congress of mathematicians in Budapest.
  • 1999 Caccioppoli" Prize of the Unione Matematica Italiana.
  • 1999 Editor of Interfaces and Free Boundaries", Main Editor of the Journal of the European Mathematical Society" until 2011
  • 2000 Editor of Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis" until 2011
  • 2002 Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing, in the PDE session
  • 2003 Awarded with the international Fermat Prize of the University of Toulouse (France)
  • 2005 Socio Corrispondente Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma
  • 2006 Socio Corrispondente Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, Milano Editor of Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences
  • 2009 Member of the selection committee for the ICM 2010, PDE session
  • 2011 Editor of Geometric and Functional Analysis


  • Has been teaching courses on Γ-convergence, Measure Theory, Elementary Probability, Non Linear PDE’s, BV functions, Minimal Surfaces and Geometric Measure Theory, Functional Analysis, Viscosity solutions, Calculus of Variations, Optimal Mass Transportation

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