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SUMMARY:Mathematical Foundations of the Swampland Program
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210913T060000Z
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UID:indico-event-202@indico.mitp.uni-mainz.de
DESCRIPTION:IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately\, this program has been cancel
led due to the COVID-19 situation.\n\nRecently\, there has been great inte
rest in determining criteria which differentiate between effective low-ene
rgy field theories which can be consistently completed in the ultraviolet
into quantum gravity\, said to be in the ‘Landscape’\, from theories w
hich appear consistent but nonetheless defy such a coupling to quantum gra
vity\, the so-called ‘Swampland’. A number of such criteria\, or Swamp
land Conjectures\, have been proposed in the literature and attracted cons
iderable interest in the high energy physics community. If confirmed\, the
y have far-reaching consequences for physics and cosmology\, such as for t
he structure of large field inflation in early time cosmology or for the m
echanism responsible for the observed late-time acceleration of the univer
se\, to name but the most striking ones. On the other hand\, the Swampland
Conjectures translate\, in the context of string theory\, into conjecture
s regarding the structure of possible compactifications\, or string geomet
ries. \n\nString theory is therefore in a unique position to quantitativel
y test - and possibly refine - such general Swampland Conjectures. This Sc
ientific Program proposes to study these intriguing connections between ge
neral properties of quantum gravity and the geometry of string compactific
ations. It aims to bring together world experts working at the forefront o
f research in string theory\, field theoretic aspects of quantum gravity\,
and geometry at this unique time in which our understanding of the Swampl
and is quickly evolving. \n\nhttps://indico.mitp.uni-mainz.de/event/202/
LOCATION:Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics\, Johannes Gutenberg Univ
ersity 02.430
URL:https://indico.mitp.uni-mainz.de/event/202/
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