String Theory Landscape and the Swampland

In this talk I review some of what we have learned from string theory about the criteria one needs for a quantum theory to be able to consistently couple to quantum gravity (the landscape) as opposed to one that looks consistent but cannot be consistently coupled to gravity (the swampland).  Moreover, I review some of the cosmological implications of these conditions for our universe.

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Event Type: 
Seminar
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Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30
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Time Room
Room #: 
294