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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
The Weak Gravity Conjecture: Variants and Inflationary Implications
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Tom Rudelius, Harvard University
Abstract: Although the landscape of effective theories constructed in string theory is enormous, the "swampland" of effective theories that do not admit a UV completion with gravity appears to be even larger. The weak gravity conjecture is a family of conjectures that attempt to delineate the swampland from the landscape. In this talk, we will explore this family of conjectures, and we will see that they have important implications for inflationary model building.
Host: Pablo Soler
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