Dr Mario Martone
Lecturer in Theoretical Physics
Mario Martone obtained his second PhD from Cornell University in 2014. After various postdoctoral experiences at University of Cincinnati, University of Texas at Austin and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, he joined the Theoretical Physics group in the Department of Mathematics at King’s in 2022.
Mario is a staunch supporter of inclusivity, gender equality and actively opposes all forms of discrimination.
Mario Martone has a wide range of research interests ranging from Quantum Field Theory, to String Theory and Mathematical Physics. He is particularly interested in using supersymmetry and conformal invariance as tools to understand the behaviour of quantum fields in the strong coupling regime. His research marries physical ideas with techniques from algebraic-geometry and representation theory (particularly of vertex operator algebras).
Mario’s major contributions have been towards the problem of classification of superconformal field theories in various spacetime dimensions where he provided one of the few complete classification schemes for four dimensional field theories. More recently, he has been interested in applying our modern understanding of symmetries of a quantum field theory (both higher and non-invertible symmetries) to explore supersymmetry breaking RG-flows.