Casella di testo: The  research interests of our section are mainly focussed on the investigation of  the origin and possible unification of the fundamental interactions within the context of supergravity, in relation to superstring theory.

Lines of research 
Study of black hole solutions in supergravity and superstring theories;
Construction of (gauged-) supergravity models describing non-perturbative vacua of superstring/M-theory and their application to a unified description of the four fundamental interactions and to  cosmological model building;
Investigation of more general formulations of supergravity models in the presence of boundaries in space-time;
Description of fluids in a supersymmetric context, in relation to the description fo our universe in its early stages of evolution
Development and application of new group-theoretical techniques to the study of supersymmetric theories and their solutions: Nilpotent orbits of real semisimple Lie algebras in relation to the classification of supergravity black hole solutions; expansion techniques of Lie algebras.
Investigation of new formulations of the Born– Infeld  theory, with new and manifest global duality symmetries. 


CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
ENS de Lyon (France); 
Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics-JINR,  Dubna (Russia);
University of Trento;
Universidad de Valencia (Spain);
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso (Chile).

The principal strategic objectives of our research for the next four years 

Construction of a viable model  of inflation within (gauged-) supergravity, in the light of the recent cosmological observations (Planck collaboration);
Microscopic description of the thermodynamic properties of black holes within superstring/M-theories, using a supergravity approach; 
Investigation of phenomenologically consistent unified descriptions of the four fundamental interactions using novel  gauged formulations of supergravity

Selected publications since 2010

First Order Description of D=4 static Black Holes and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation 
L. Andrianopoli, R. D'Auria, E. Orazi, M. Trigiante, Published in Nucl.Phys. B833 (2010) 1-16 
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2010.02.020 
e-Print: arXiv:0905.3938 [hep-th] | PDF 
Fake Superpotential for Large and Small Extremal Black Holes 
L. Andrianopoli, R. D'Auria, S. Ferrara, M. Trigiante, Published in JHEP 1008 (2010) 126 
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2010)126 
e-Print: arXiv:1002.4340 [hep-th] | PDF 
Black holes in supergravity and integrability 
W. Chemissany, P. Fre, J. Rosseel,  A.S. Sorin, M. Trigiante, T. Van Riet, Published in JHEP 1009 (2010) 080 
	DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2010)080 
	e-Print: arXiv:1007.3209 [hep-th] | PDF 
Two-Centered Magical Charge Orbits 
Laura Andrianopoli, Riccardo D'Auria,  Sergio Ferrara, Alessio Marrani, Mario Trigiante, Published in JHEP 1104 (2011) 041 
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2011)041 
e-Print: arXiv:1101.3496 [hep-th] | PDF 
N=8 Supergravity with Local Scaling Symmetry 
Arnaud Le Diffon, Henning Samtleben, Mario Trigiante 
Published in JHEP 1104 (2011) 079 
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2011)079 
e-Print: arXiv:1103.2785 [hep-th] | PDF 
Evidence for a family of SO(8) gauged supergravity theories 
G. Dall'Agata, G. Inverso, M. Trigiante, Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 109 (2012) 201301 
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.201301 
e-Print: arXiv:1209.0760 [hep-th] | PDF 
Extremal Limits of Rotating Black Holes 
Laura Andrianopoli, Riccardo D'Auria, Antonio Gallerati, Mario Trigiante, Published in JHEP 1305 (2013) 071 
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2013)071 
e-Print: arXiv:1303.1756 [hep-th] | PDF 
Integrable Scalar Cosmologies II. Can they fit into Gauged Extended Supergavity or be encoded in N=1 superpotentials? 
P. Fré, A.S. Sorin, M. Trigiante, Published in Nucl.Phys. B881 (2014) 91-180 
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.01.024 
e-Print: arXiv:1310.5340 [hep-th] | PDF 
On Extremal Limits and Duality Orbits of Stationary Black Holes 
Laura Andrianopoli, Antonio Gallerati, Mario Trigiante, Published in JHEP 1401 (2014) 053 
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2014)053 
e-Print: arXiv:1310.7886 [hep-th] | PDF 

Grants and awards 

Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale to full professorship (Mario Trigiante);
Chilean state grant to give a course on supergravity in June 2014 at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso (Mario Trigiante);
Premio “Le Scienze”, 2006 edition (Laura Andrianopoli);
EU “M. Curie” grant ERG (2005-2006) (Mario Trigiante);

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