*Ciao!* My name is Simone (*he/him*) and I am an Italian mathematician and science communicator. I am currently based in Münster, Germany.

By day, I am a third-year PhD student at the Institute for Mathematical Logic of the University of Münster, under the supervision of Franziska Jahnke and Martin Hils. I am also a member of the science communication team of the Cluster of Excellence “Mathematics Münster”. Throughout 2024, I am one of the spokepersons for the doctoral researchers of the Mathematics Münster Graduate School.

Before coming to Münster, I grew up somewhere in Piemonte, Northern Italy. I miss the sight of the Alps every day. I did both my Bachelor’s and Master’s studies at the Dipartimento di Matematica *Giuseppe Peano* of the University of Torino. I also worked as a scientific animator at Xké? Il Laboratorio della Curiosità, and co-founded a mathematics outreach collective called Come Volevasi Divulgare.

I am an algebraic model theorist, meaning that I use model-theoretic techniques to study algebraic objects. I am in particular interested in *valued fields*, which are fields endowed with a generalization of an absolute value, and their algebra, arithmetics and model theory.

Preprints

*Definable henselian valuations in positive residue characteristic*

with Margarete Ketelsen and Piotr Szewczyk (arXiv:2401.06884, 2024)## Abstract

*We study the question of \(\mathcal{L}_{\mathrm{ring}}\)-definability of non-trivial henselian valuation rings. Building on previous work of Jahnke and Koenigsmann, we provide a characterization of henselian fields that admit a non-trivial definable henselian valuation. In particular, we treat cases where the canonical henselian valuation has positive residue characteristic, using techniques from the model theory and algebra of tame fields.*

Talks

*Model theory of valued fields with an endomorphism:*- Oberseminar Logik, University of Bonn, 29.04.2024
- Seminario, Università di Pisa, 11.04.2024
- RDMTA, University of Düsseldorf, 14.02.2024
- GeoMod Final Conference, University of Freiburg, 13.11.2023

*Definable henselian valuations in positive residue characteristic:*- Seminario, Università degli Studi della Campania
*Luigi Vanvitelli*, 09.04.2024 - Séminaire Théorie des modèles et groupes, IMJ-PRG, Paris, 06.11.2023
- Séminaire Général de Logique, IMJ-PRG, Paris, 09.10.2023
- PhDs in Logic XIV, University of Granada, 04.10.2023

- Seminario, Università degli Studi della Campania
*Model theory and algebra:**Understanding valued fields via model theory*, LLAMA Seminar, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, Amsterdam, 14.05.2024*A model-theoretic stroll through the fields*, Séminaire Compréhensible, Institut Fourier, Grenoble, 14.12.2023*Why you should care about model theory*, Séminaire Pampers, Institut de recherche mathématique de Rennes, 17.11.2022

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