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Quantum Gravity and the Swampland
February 11, 20192:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Quantum Gravity and the Swampland


Gary Shiu (University of Wisconsin, Madison)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

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, however, it has become clear 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 applications to cosmology and particle physics.

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