Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Theoretical Particle Physics - Lattice Field Theory

Dr. Eran Palti (MPP Münich)

The Swampland and Emergence
  • What QFT Colloquium
  • When May 17, 2019 from 01:30 to 02:30
  • Where Hörsaal 0'310, Erwin Schrödinger Zentrum, Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin
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The Swampland and Emergence

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The Swampland program aims to distinguish effective field theories that can be consistently completed into quantum gravity in the ultraviolet from those which cannot. It has lead to a number of proposals, or conjectures, regarding the required properties of effective theories. I will review some of the evidence for these and propose that they arise due to a particular aspect of duality where propagating fields in the infrared are emergent from the collective properties of infinite towers of states. Time permitting, I will discuss some applications of the conjectures, in particular to accelerating cosmologies and to massive spin-2 fields.


Coffee and cookies will be offered half an hour before the start of the colloquium.