# Marco Bertolini's Homepage

## 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.

## Research

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

- Two-dimensional (0,2) superconformal field theories and the geometry of the corresponding moduli space
- Supersymmetric localization of two-dimensional gauge theories
- F-theory and the classification of six-dimensional superconformal field theory
- B-branes and homological mirror symmetry

## Publications

[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.