# Simone Ramello

*Ciao!* My name is Simone (*he/him*), and I am an Italian **mathematician** and **science communicator**, currently based in Münster, Germany. I am in the third year of my PhD, under the supervision of Franziska Jahnke and Martin Hils at the Institute for Mathematical Logic of the University of Münster. I am also a member of the *Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster*, where I work part-time for the science communication team.

You can write me an email at *[email protected]* or at *[email protected]*.

I am host and producer of the podcast *On A Tangent: Voices of Mathematics Münster*, where I meet early career mathematicians from Münster and explore their journeys towards mathematics.

You can find it on Spotify, on Apple Podcasts, and on Podigee.

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 and publications

S. Ramello:

*Model theory of valued fields with an endomorphism*(arXiv:2407.05043, 2024)M. Ketelsen, S. Ramello, P. Szewczyk:

*Definable henselian valuations in positive residue characteristic*(arXiv:2401.06884, 2024); to appear in*J. Symb. Log.*

slides from talks

*Understanding valued fields via model theory*, LLAMA Seminar, Amsterdam, 14.05.2024*Model theory of endomorphisms of valued fields*, Oberseminar Logik, Bonn, 29.04.2024*Definable henselian valuations and independent defect*, Séminaire Théorie des modèles et groupes, Paris, 06.11.2023*Defining henselian valuations: not all defect is created equal*, Séminaire Général de Logique, Paris, 09.10.2023*How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Definable Henselian Valuations*, PhDs in Logic XIV, Granada, 04.10.2023*Why you should care about model theory*, Séminaire Pampers, Rennes, 17.11.2022

notes and theses

videos

writing

*Comunicazione della matematica: il punto dall’estero*, MaddMaths!*We Don't Talk About The Integers*, Chalkdust Issue 19*Being gay in academia: unravelling suffocating contradictions*, The PhD Place*Stories make us human*, DMV Mitteilungen*Changing the narratives in mathematics*, FancyComma*How hard is it to tell dynamical systems apart?*, MathStatBites

I am host and producer of *On A Tangent*, where we tell the stories behind the mathematics. In each episode, we meet a different early career mathematician from Mathematics Münster, and learn about their research, their path towards mathematics, and their hopes for the future. We explore the many different shapes that mathematical research can take, the early memories that led people towards the subject, and try to understand a little bit better the voices that make the mathematical community of today.

You can find it on Spotify, on Apple Podcasts, and on Podigee.

episodes

**Episode 4:** *Weddings and Limit Structures, with Rob Sullivan*

In this episode of On A Tangent, Simone is joined by Rob Sullivan, a postdoc in Combinatorics and Model Theory. We learn about what children do to entertain themselves at boring weddings, and why ultrahomogeneous structures are hard to understand.

**Episode 3:** *Paradoxical Sets and Ice Cream, with Azul Fatalini*

In this episode of On A Tangent, Simone is joined by Azul Fatalini, a doctoral researcher in Set Theory. We learn about how the Axiom of Choice transforms the universes it holds in, how logic is the mathematics of mathematics, and what’s the quickest path to ice cream.

**Episode 2:** *Springs and Memory Alloys, with Mert Bastug*

In this episode of On A Tangent, Simone is joined by Mert Bastug, a doctoral researcher in PDEs and Calculus of Variations. We discuss Mert’s first meeting with mathematics, how we can understand materials with the help of PDEs, and where they might take us next.

**Episode 1:** *Oranges and Eclipses, with Alex Tullini*

In this episode of On A Tangent, Simone is joined by Alex Tullini, a doctoral researcher in General Relativity. We discuss Alex’s journey towards mathematics, going through oranges, eclipses, and the odd similarities between a career in mathematics and surgery.