Aline Zanardini

Institute of Mathematics, EPFL 

About me 

I am currently a Bernoulli Instructor at EPFL in the Institute of Mathematics. From July 2021 until June 2023 I was a postdoc at Leiden University in the Mathematical Institute.

I obtained my PhD in May 2021 from the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Antonella Grassi. Before that I completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics at Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil.

Upcoming and/or recent travel:


I enjoy thinking about low-genus fibrations, Halphen surfaces, K3 surfaces, moduli spaces and invariants of singularities.








Teaching Assistant


Co-organizer - Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 

Co-organizer- Spring 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 

Co-organizer – Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (Webpage)

Co-organizer – Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Mentor – Spring 2020

I participated on a panel about grad student life on the workshop woMan UP!. This was an event aimed at undergraduate women who were applying to math graduate school.

Organizer - Fall 2018

For three consecutive years I was one of the master TAs in the Math department at Penn. My duties included helping to organize and to conduct the annual TA training aimed at first time TAs. And also carrying out in-class observations of the new TAs followed by informal meetings.

Contact me

aline [dot] zanardini [at] epfl [dot] ch