24-28 June 2019
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Non-supersymmetric D-branes

25 Jun 2019, 12:00
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Timm Michael Wrase (Vienna University of Technology)


I will argue that D-branes provide an interesting ingredient for constructing and understanding non-supersymmetric string theory compactifications. D-branes break supersymmetry spontaneously. This can lead to setups with non-linearly realized supersymmetry. This non-linear symmetry is still constraining the action, can be sufficient to derive renormalization theorems and therefore gives substantial control over the string compactification. I will correct a misconception in the literature about SUSY breaking intersecting D-branes. Then I discuss flux compactifications with non-supersymmetric D-branes that provide an interesting testing ground for the recent dS swampland conjecture.

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