Short CV/Education and training


  • 1997
    B.S., University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1997, Physics

  • 2002
    Ph.D., University of California – Santa Barbara, United States

  • 2015
    HDR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches), Ecole Normale Superieure

Research Career

  • 1997 – 1998
    Research Assistant, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 2000 – 2003
    Research Assistant, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States

  • 2003
    Post-Doctorate, Centre de Physique Théorique, Ecole Polytechnique, France

  • 2004 – 2005
    Post-Doctorate, France, Marie Curie Fellowship

  • Since 2005
    Permanent Researcher, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA/Saclay

Selected publications

  • A. Ashmore, M. Gabella, M. Graña, M. Petrini and D. Waldram, ``Exactly marginal deformations from exceptional generalised geometry,'' arXiv:1605.05730 [hep-th].

  • G. Aldazabal, M. Graña, S. Iguri, M. Mayo, C. Nuñez and J. A. Rosabal,``Enhanced gauge symmetry and winding modes in Double Field Theory », JHEP 1603 (2016) 093.

  • I. Bena, M. Graña, S. Kuperstein, P. Ntokos and M. Petrini,``D3-brane model building and the supertrace rule, » Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.14, 141601.

  • I. Bena, M. Grana and N. Halmagyi, ``On the Existence of Meta-stable Vacua in Klebanov-Strassler,'' JHEP 1009, 087 (2010)

  • M.Graña, R.Minasian, M.Petrini and D.Waldram, “T-duality, Generalized Geometry and Non-Geometric Backgrounds”, JHEP 0904:075, 2009

  • M.Graña, ‘’Flux compactifications in string theory : a comprehensive review’’, Phys. Rept. 423: 91-158, 2006

  • M.Graña, J.Louis and D.Waldram, “Hitchin functionals in N=2 supergravity”, JHEP 0601: 008, 2006

  • M. Graña, R. Minasian, M. Petrini and A.Tomasiello, “Supersymmetric backgrounds from generalized Calabi-Yau manifolds,''

  • M.Graña, T.Grimm, H.Jockers and J.Louis, “Soft supersymmetry breaking in Calabi-Yau compactifications with D-branes and fluxes”, Nucl. Phys. B 690, 21

  • M.Graña and J.Polchinski, “Supersymmetric three-form flux perturbations on AdS5”, Physics Review D 63, 026001(2001).

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Leader of the Mathematical Physics group at IPhT, since 2016

  • Member of IPhT scientific council, 2014 – 2016

  • Member of IPhT Institute council and IPhT representative to the council of the “Direction de Sciences de la Matiere” at CEA, 2012 – 2016

  • Co-organizer of String Theory in Greater Paris’ seminars, since 2005


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