I am a graduate student in theoretical physics at Duke University at the CGTP (Center of Geometry and Theoretic Physics)
under the supervision of
Currently, I hold a one-year fellowship at the Perimeter Institute
for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada.
For the first half of 2014 I was awarded a Grad Fellowship at the KITP in Santa Barbara, CA, where I worked with David Morrison.
My work aims to explore the connection between geometry and the physics of string theory and quantum field theory.
In particular, my current research interests comprise
 M. Bertolini, P. R. Merkx and D. R. Morrison, On the global symmetries of 6D superconformal field theories.
 M. Bertolini and M. R. Plesser, Worldsheet instantons and (0,2) linear models, JHEP 08 (2015) 081.
 M. Bertolini, I. V. Melnikov and M. R. Plesser, Accidents in (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg theories, JHEP 1412 (2014) 157.
 M. Bertolini, I. V. Melnikov and M. R. Plesser, Massless spectrum for hybrid CFTs, Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Volume 88.
 M. Bertolini, I. V. Melnikov and M. R. Plesser, Hybrid conformal field theories, JHEP 1405 (2014) 043.
These can also be found on ArXiv or inspire.
This summer, I was at the V Workshop on Geometric Correspondences of Gauge Theories, at SISSA in Trieste, Italy.
Next year, it will be 20 years since Vafa's seminal paper on F-theory. I will be attending the celebratory conference F-theory at 20 at the Burke Institute, Caltech in February 2016.