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I am Francesca Arici and I am an assistant professor in mathematics in the Analysis and Dynamical Systems group at Leiden University.

In July 2018 I was awarded an NWO Veni Grant to study the noncommutative topology of sphere bundles.

I completed my Ph.D. in September 2015 at SISSA, Trieste (IT), under the supervision of Giovanni Landi.

My research interests are in the field of noncommutative geometry and its interplay with theoretical physics. In particular, I am interested in index theory and its applications to operator algebras, in particular Cuntz--Pimsner algebras, graph C*-algebras and their K-theory.

A detailed CV can be found here.


Fall 2020 Márton Hablicsek, Bram Mesland, and myself are organising an online seminar on Noncommutative Structures in Algebra, Geometry, and Physics.

Spring 2020 I have joined the editorial board of the Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, the magazine of the KWG.

March 2020 Due to the current pandemic, I am working from home and cancelling all my travel plans until further notice. Please have a look at the LU Coronavirus dossier.

February 2020 I have joined the editorial board of Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Geometry.

September 2018 I have been elected to Deputy Member of the Standing Commmitee of EWM.

Conferences, Workshops and Seminars


Working Groups for Women in Operator Theory at the Lorentz Center in Leiden. POSTPONED.


TU Delft Seminar on Analysis and Applications, October 6 2020. Online

The Noncommutative Geometry Seminar, November 17 2020. Online

French Italian meeting Hypatia2020, Rome November 23-25 2020 (TBC).

Workshop C*-algebras, K-theories and Noncommutative Geometries of Correlated Condensed Matter Systems at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. Postponed (TBD).

Groups and C*-algebras Workshop at WWU M√ľnster. Postponed to 2021.

Group 33 (the 33rd International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics), Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Postponed to June 2021.

28th Nordic Congress of Mathematicians, Special session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, Aalto Universtiy. Postponed to August 12-15 2021.

Conference Panorama of Mathematics 2020, at the Hausdorff Center in Bonn. Postponed to August 24-26 2021.

Winter School on Geometry and Analysis of Quantum Groups. Postponed


My ArXived Papers

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Contact me

Postal address

Mathematical Institute
Leiden University
P.O. Box 9512
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

Visiting address

Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden
The Netherlands