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About myself

I am a graduate student in theoretical physics at Duke University at the CGTP (Center of Geometry and Theoretic Physics) under the supervision of Ronen Plesser. 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


[1] M. Bertolini, P. R. Merkx and D. R. Morrison, On the global symmetries of 6D superconformal field theories.
[2] M. Bertolini and M. R. Plesser, Worldsheet instantons and (0,2) linear models, JHEP 08 (2015) 081.
[3] M. Bertolini, I. V. Melnikov and M. R. Plesser, Accidents in (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg theories, JHEP 1412 (2014) 157.
[4] M. Bertolini, I. V. Melnikov and M. R. Plesser, Massless spectrum for hybrid CFTs, Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Volume 88.
[5] 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.

(Some) Travels

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.