Marco Aldi

Marco Aldi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

(804) 828-5974

Grace E. Harris Hall, 1015 Floyd Ave., room 4150


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2007 [Dissertation: “A-branes and Mirror Symmetry”; Adviser: Prof. Eric Zaslow]
  • Laurea in Matematica, Universita’ degli Studi, Milano, 2002
  • M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics, University of East Anglia, 2001

Research Interests

Aldi's research focuses on mathematical problems inspired by physics, using primarily techniques from differential geometry, homological algebra and representation theory. Recent studies include generalized contact geometry, Hamiltonian quantization of the sigma-model and mirror symmetry for nilmanifolds.

Select Publications

  • M. Aldi, R. Heluani, “Dilogarithms, OPE and T-duality”, Int. Math. Res. Not. (2014) no. 6.
  • M. Aldi, “Twisted Homogeneous Coordinate Rings of Abelian Surfaces via Mirror Symmetry”, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 137 (2009).
  • M. Aldi, E. Zaslow, “Seidel’s Mirror Map for Abelian Varieties”, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 10 (2006).
  • M. Aldi, E. Zaslow, “Coisotropic A-branes, Noncommutativity and the Mirror Correspondence”, J. High Energy. Phys. (2005).

Professional Appointments

  • 2012 – present Assistant Professor, VCU Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.
  • 2010-2012 – NSF-FRG Visiting Assistant Professor, Brandeis University Mathematics Dept. (joint appointment with Physics).
  • 2007-2010 – Charles B. Morrey Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley.