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Michele Del Zotto, PhD SISSA Trieste

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Assistant Professor, Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Professor in the Centre for Particle Theory

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Research Groups

Department of Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematical & Theoretical Physics
  • Mathematical & Theoretical Physics: Quantum Field Theory

Research Interests

  • Non-perturbative aspects of quantum field theory and string theory
  • Dualities
  • Conformal systems in various spacetime dimensions

Teaching Areas

  • Non-Perturbative Physics - MSc (16 hours/year.)

Selected Publications

  • 1: Del Zotto, Michele, Heckman, Jonathan J., Tomasiello, Alessandro & Vafa, Cumrun (2015). 6d Conformal matter. Journal of High Energy Physics 2015(2): 54.
  • 2: Del Zotto, Michele & Lockhart, Guglielmo (2018). Universal features of BPS strings in six-dimensional SCFTs. Journal of High Energy Physics 2018(8): 173.
  • 3: Braun, Andreas P. & Del Zotto, Michele (2017). Mirror symmetry for G 2-manifolds: twisted connected sums and dual tops. Journal of High Energy Physics 2017(5): 80.
  • 4: Closset, Cyril, Del Zotto, Michele & Saxena, Vivek (2019). Five-dimensional SCFTs and gauge theory phases: an M-theory/type IIA perspective. SciPost Physics 6(5): 052.
  • 5: Del Zotto, Michele, Heckman, Jonathan J. & Morrison, David R. (2017). 6D SCFTs and phases of 5D theories. Journal of High Energy Physics 147(9).

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