26-30 November 2018
Europe/Vienna timezone

de Sitter extrema and the swampland

29 Nov 2018, 14:00
25m
Sitzungssaal

Sitzungssaal

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Invited Talk [7] Strings, branes, extra dimensions and discrete symmetries Strings, branes, extra dimensions and discrete symmetries

Speaker

Timm Michael Wrase (Vienna University of Technology)

Description

The recent so called dS swampland conjecture states that string theory does not give rise to dS vacua. Therefore the dark energy in our universe should arise from a quintessence field. After reviewing the conjecture I will discuss its short-comings and the current status of dS vacua in string theory.

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Primary authors

Timm Michael Wrase (Vienna University of Technology) Frederik Denef Arthur Hebecker (Heidelberg University) Renata Kallosh (Stanford university)

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