Andrea Ciappi, Ph.D.

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Mathematics Adjunct Faculty
Tuscany Campus in Prato

Study Abroad
About Andrea

I live in Florence, where I was born, spent my childhood and began my studies in Mathematics. As a doctoral student in Pisa I had the opportunity to work as Teaching Assistant for a few years, helping aspiring engineers, computer scientists and physicists with their studies in Algebraic Geometry and Discrete Mathematics. During these years I realized how much I enjoy teaching and, after earning my Ph.D. and working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, I became a full-time instructor. Currently, I teach high school Mathematics and Physics classes as well as some Mathematics courses at the University of Florence. I began my collaboration with the University of New Haven in 2014, first as a tutor, then as a Calculus instructor.

My research interests focus on Number Theory and I try to teach my students the importance and beauty of pure mathematics as they learn applications and more practical uses of the subject. He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards a ship without a rudder and compass (Leonardo da Vinci).

Courses Taught
  • Calculus II