Quantum Gravity and the Swampland

Aug 28, 2021, 8:25 AM
25m
Zoom Room 1 (ZR1)

Zoom Room 1 (ZR1)

Speaker

Gary Shiu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Description

String theory seems to offer an enormous number of possibilities for low energy physics. The huge set of solutions is often known as the String Theory Landscape. In recent years, there has been increasing evidence that not all quantum field theories can be consistently coupled to gravity. Theories that cannot be ultraviolet completed in quantum gravity are said to be in the Swampland. In this talk, I’ll discuss some conjectured properties of quantum gravity, evidences for them, and their phenomenological applications.

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