### Alessandro Mininno, PhD

Researcher in Theoretical High Energy Physics

I am a postDoc researcher, from October 2024 at the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Here you can find information about my research interests, my studies and how to contact me.

# Research Interests

My research focuses on String Theory, String Phenomenology, but also Superconformal Field Theories in various dimensions.

In the context of String Phenomenology, I am mainly interested in the so-called Swampland Program, aimed to find constraints that any Effective Field Theory coupled to gravity must satisfy in order to be compatible with Quantum Gravity. Most of the time, such constraints are expressed in terms of conjecture, and I focus on various versions of Weak Gravity Conjecture that, together with my collaborators, we tested in different set-ups, such as type-II / F-theory and M-theory compactifications.

I am also interested in formal aspects of String compactifications, such study of supersymmetric vacua with minimal supersymmetry.

My other research interest are Argyres-Douglas Theories, and their compactifications in 3d. In the past years, we studied generalized global symmetries of these theories, such as 1-form and 2-group symmetries, as well as non-invertible symmetries.

One can find selected papers per year in my Publications section, as well as my complete list of publications.

# Jobs

2024 - ...

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical High Energy Physics

Group Leader: Prof. G. Shiu

2021 - 2024

II. Institut für Theoretische Physik, UHH

Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical High Energy Physics

Group Leader: Prof. T. Weigand

# Teaching Experience

2023 - 2024

Introduction to Solid State Physics

Teaching assistant at University of Hamburg

Professors: Prof. Nils Huse and Prof. Christian Schroer

General Relativity

Teaching Assistant at University of Hamburg

Professor: Prof. Gudrid Moortgat-Pick

2022 - 2023

Quantum Field Theory 1

Teaching Assistant at University of Hamburg

Professor: Prof. Timo Weigand

Mathematical Foundations of Physics

Teaching Assistant at University of Hamburg

Professor: Prof. Gleb Arutyunov

2021 - 2022

Quantum Field Theory 1

Teaching assistant at University of Hamburg

Professor: Prof. Timo Weigand

Quantum Field Theory 2

Teaching assistant at University of Hamburg

Professor: Prof. Timo Weigand