# Simone^{he/him} Ramello

# 👋 *Ciao!* My name is Simone and I am a Italian mathematician and occasional storyteller based in Münster, Germany. By day, I am a second-year PhD student at the Institute for Logic of the University of Münster, under the supervision of Franziska Jahnke and Martin Hils. My research is in mathematical logic applied to algebra and number theory; more specifically, I care about the model theory of valued fields and their isometries.

*Because we are not mathematical machines. We live, we breathe, we feel, we bleed.*

(Francis Su, Mathematics for Human Flourishing)

## upcoming

Margarete Ketelsen will present our joint work at the next PhDs in Logic conference, in Granada.

(🇮🇹) La stagione di Meet Science riparte. Sarò live la sera del 27 settembre a parlare di dimostrazioni e conflitti in matematica.

*name.surname*@uni-muenster.de ✉️ ciao@simoneramello.it 🏠 Room 110.021, Orléans-Ring 10, Münster

# About

# I was born somewhere in the Italian countryside, surrounded by wineyards. I grew up in the local youth groups, and left them with the instinct to turn everything into a treasure hunt (possibly involving quite a lot of running too close to a cliff for comfort). I graduated high school with a *tesina* on mathfobia, so really everyone could see this coming. I studied mathematics in Torino, swapping the sight of wineyards for the Alps.

Along the way, I made peace with hiking, became student representative *again*, and worked in a sort-of-science-center, where I had to stop more than one kid from licking the gravity well. Eventually, I got a MSc and left Torino for the greener - and, much to my discomfort, flatter - North of Germany, where I started my PhD in model theory.

Previously, I was a founding member of *Come Volevasi Divulgare*, an Italian collective of mathematicians devoted to outreach. I am currently an active member of Meet Science, a group of Italian researchers and active science communicators. More can be found in the Talking section.

## education

**PhD in Mathematics** | 2021 - ongoing

*University of Münster, Germany*

**MSc in Mathematics** | 2019 - 2021

*University of Torino, Italy*

*Thesis:* Étale methods in model theory

**BSc in Mathematics** | 2016 - 2019

*University of Torino, Italy*

*Thesis:* Through the Lambda-glass

## research interests

# My research is in **model theory** applied to algebraic structures (valued fields). In other words, I take structures that are built (or found) *in nature* by other mathematicians and try and understand them via the lenses of mathematical logic.

**Valued difference fields:**AK/E-principles, maximal extensions and their uniqueness**Definable henselian valuations:**necessary and sufficient conditions for existence

## the library is open

# I maintain a *Padlet* (think of a clipboard) with resources, articles and videos that I find interesting or insightful, mostly around mathematics, science communication, and science education.

# If you have suggestions, please reach out and I will gladly add them!

# Writing

## notes from seminars

**The canonical base property in ACFA**,*Model theory and algebraic geometry, UniMünster***p-adically closed fields: a p-anoramic tour**,*Galois group of the p-adic numbers, UniMünster***Hensel's lemma**,*Galois group of the p-adic numbers, UniMünster***AK/E in equicharacteristic zero**, also as slides,*Model theory of fields, UniMünster*

# Talking

## seminars + conferences

**How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Definable Henselian Valuations**,*Spectra LGBTQ+ Mathematics Conference 2023, Online***Why you should care about model theory**,*Séminaire Pampers, Rennes, France***Towards a model theory of Frobenius lifts**,*Graduate Students' Workshop, Stettin, Poland*

## mm connect

# I have given several *MM Impulse* talks in the MM Connect platform.

**Talking About Talking Maths in Public**, on science communication and mathematics**Dos and don'ts of academic webpages**&**Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue**, both on tips and tricks to build academic webpages