This Workshop is the eleventh conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook and the Sixteenth in the series Simons Summer Workshops. One of the predictions of string theory is that certain apparently consistent quantum field theories cannot be consistently coupled to quantum gravity—they do not arise from consistent string vacua. This gave rise to the notion of the “Swampland.” Recent developments, in particular the Weak Gravity Conjecture, have led to many new and much stronger restrictions which involve physicists working in many fields and give new insights into the structure of string vacua. That will be the focus of this years Summer workshop.Schedule Week 1
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
All talks will be held in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Lecture Hall (Room 102).
Breakfast will be served daily from 9:00am-10:00am in the Simons Center Cafe, 2nd floor.
Lunch will be served from 12:00pm-2:00pm in the Simons Center Cafe, 2nd floor.
Tea time will be in the Simons Center Lobby at 3:30pm.
The talk will be at Smith Point Beach (please see transportation website). Lunch will be served at Smith Point Beach around 12:30pm.
*Speakers and titles will be added to the schedule throughout the workshop.
Simons Summer Talk and Events Workshop Schedule:
|Monday, July 16|
Progress on the Weak Gravity and Swampland Field Range Conjectures
Progress on the Weak Gravity and Swampland Field Range Conjectures II
|Matt Reece||102||3:30pm||N/A||Break||SCGP Lobby|
|Tuesday, July 17|
The String Swampland and Cosmology
The String Swampland and Cosmology II
|Gary Shiu||102||3:30pm||N/A||Break||SCGP Lobby|
|5:00pm||Summer Concert Series: Reception at 5pm, performance at 5:30pm||Village Chamber Players||103|
|Wednesday July 18|
|10:00am||Leave for the Beach||Lobby|
|11:00am||A Review of String Swampland||Cumrun Vafa||Smith Point Beach|
|3:00pm||Leave the Beach- Back to the Center||Smith Point Beach|
|Thursday July 19|
|10:00am||Emergence and infinite distance in Calabi-Yau moduli spaces||Eran Palti||SCGP 102|
|11:30am||Emergence and infinite distance in Calabi-Yau moduli spaces II||Eran Palti||SCGP 102||3:30pm||N/A||Break||SCGP Lobby|
|7:00pm||N/A||Summer Workshop Party – Hosted by Martin Rocek and Ute Moll||11 Shipyard Ln, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733, USA|
|Friday July 20|
|10:00am||Quantum Gravity and Towers of Charged Particles||Tom Rudelius||SCGP 102|
|11:30am||Quantum Gravity and Towers of Charged Particles||Tom Rudelius||SCGP 102|