Andrea Brini

I'm a mathematical physicist at the University of Sheffield, on leave from CNRS

I'm a member of the Sheffield Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Physics group.

My wife Cristina is also a mathematician. Our daughter made an even better live sketch of one of her talks on her page.



My research field lies at the intersection of Geometry and Mathematical Physics. I work on the mathematical aspects of String Theory and their interface with Integrable Systems and Algebraic Geometry.

For the period 2018-24 I've been supported by the EPSRC Fellowship grant "Mirror symmetry, quantum curves and integrable systems". 

Short CV

I did my undergraduate studies in Physics in Milan, and I got my PhD in Mathematical Physics at SISSA, Trieste in 2009 under the supervision of Boris Dubrovin and Alessandro Tanzini. 

I then spent time as a postdoc at the University of Geneva (2009-11), and later at Imperial College London (Marie Curie Fellow, 2011-13).  

I obtained a CNRS permanent research post based at the University of Montpellier in 2013, and held visiting research positions again at Imperial College (2016-18) and MSRI Berkeley (2018), following which I  took up an academic post in Birmingham in 2018. I joined the University of Sheffield in 2019, on leave from CNRS.

My CV is here.


In 2023/24, I am teaching MAS61016-Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory (Semester 2).

In 2022/23, I taught MAS332-Complex Analysis (Semester 1).


I am Head of Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Physics  at the School of Mathematics and Statistics. I also serve as Deputy Director of Research (Foundations) for the School, and I am a Fellows representative in the Faculty of Science Executive Board. Outside the University of Sheffield, I am a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory of Team for Mathematical Sciences.