Dr Andrea Brini

Position: Senior lecturer
Office: J21 Hicks building
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Andrea graduated with a BSc in Physics (2003) and a MSc in Theoretical Physics (2005), both cum laude, from the University of Milan-Bicocca. He went on to study for a PhD in Mathematical Physics at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA/ISAS) in Trieste, graduating in 2009. After a postdoctoral stint at the University of Geneva, he obtained a Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Commission in 2011, followed by a permanent research post at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in 2013, based at the University of Montpellier. After holding visiting research positions at Imperial College London (2016-18) and MSRI Berkeley (2018, research member), he was appointed a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham in September 2018, and then a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in September 2019.

Research interests:

Andrea's interests lie at the intersection of Algebraic Geometry, Integrable Systems and High Energy Physics. His main research topic is the theory of topological strings and Gromov-Witten invariants, with emphasis on its connections with gauge theory, matrix models, integrable systems, and other moduli space problems.

Administrative duties:

MSc in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, steering group member.