Dr. Dino Festi

Currently I am a Post-Doc in the Arbeitsgruppe Topologie und Geometrie
at the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, as part of the project SFB/TRR 45.
My research is about the arithmetic of del Pezzo and K3 surfaces.

I completed my PhD on July 5, 2016, under the supervision of Ronald van Luijk, and Bert van Geemen,
it was part of the ALGANT program.

Contact information:

Office: Institut für Mathematik, Room 04.427
Office hour: Tuesday, 10:00-11:00.
Telephone: +49 (0)6131 39 23337
E-mail: dfesti at uni-mainz dot de
Address: Staudingerweg 9, 55128, Mainz, Germany
Mailing address: Institut für Mathematik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 55099 Mainz
CV: My curriculum vitae


Organized events



Notes, PhD thesis, Master thesis, Bachelor thesis, etc...

Below you can find some notes I wrote for some seminars and/or talks and that I think could be useful to somebody. They may (and most likely they do) contain many inaccuracies, so use them carefully. Comments, questions and remarks are very welcome!


  • History of mathematics - Talk on Fourier, Liceo 'B. Russell', Milano (2018). Slides (in Italian).

    Since 2013, I am carrying a didactic experimentation for high schools, at Liceo scientifico 'Giovanni da Procida', Salerno.
    Below you can find the experimentation proposals and the final reports since 2015 (all in Italian).

  • Report 2017.
  • Proposal 2017.
  • Report 2016.
  • Proposal 2016.
  • Report 2015.
  • Proposal 2015.

    Here you can find a newspaper article about it (in Italian).
    Any question or comment about the project is highly appreciated.