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FTheory: Quantum Gravity and the Swampland

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Gary Shiu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
22 March 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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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 an 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.