24-28 June 2019
CERN
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Walls of Marginal Stability and the Swampland Distance Conjecture

25 Jun 2019, 14:30
15m
503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber

CERN

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Speaker

Markus Dierigl (Utrecht University)

Description

In this talk we will investigate the Swampland Distance Conjecture in type IIB string theory compactified on K3 x T2. As conjectured one indeed finds a tower of exponentially light states using the Hodge-Deligne splitting of the middle homology in the degeneration limit. This tower, however, consists of quarter-BPS states, which can potentially decay into a pair of half-BPS states at walls of marginal stability. We investigate the presence of these walls in the context of the degenerations.

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