Theory Colloquium

Generalized Global Symmetries and the Swampland

by Tom Rudelius (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

Europe/Zurich
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CERN

Description

Standard lore holds that a consistent theory of quantum gravity cannot have exact global symmetries. In this talk, I will show how simple generalizations of this lore can be used to motivate a number of other well-supported "Swampland conjectures," thereby highlighting the importance of global symmetries for understanding universal features of quantum gravity. I will remark briefly on possible consequences for phenomenology. 

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