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Quantum Gravity constraints beyond asymptotic regimes
March 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Max Wiesner
Title: Quantum Gravity constraints beyond asymptotic regimes
Abstract: Not every effective field theory that is consistent in the absence of gravity can be completed to a consistent theory of quantum gravity. The goal of the Swampland program is to find general criteria that distinguish effective field theories, that can be obtained as a low-energy approximation of quantum gravity, from those that are inconsistent in the presence of gravity. These criteria are oftentimes motivated by patterns observed in explicit compactifications of perturbative string theory and have passed many non-trivial tests in asymptotic regions of the field space such as, e.g., weak coupling limits. Still, the Swampland criteria should equally apply to effective theories that do not arise in asymptotic regions of the field space of string theory compactifications. In this talk I will summarize some of my recent works that studies the interior of regions of the field space of string theory in the context of the Swampland program.