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Simons Summer Workshop: July 16 – August 10, 2018

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.

Wednesdays

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:


Time Title Speaker Location
Monday, July 16
10:00am
Progress on the Weak Gravity and Swampland Field Range Conjectures
 Matt Reece 102
11:00am N/A Break SCGP Cafe
11:30am
Progress on the Weak Gravity and Swampland Field Range Conjectures II
 Matt Reece 102
3:30pm N/A Break SCGP Lobby
 
Tuesday, July 17
10:00am
The String Swampland and Cosmology
 Gary Shiu 102
11:00am N/A Break SCGP Cafe
11:30am
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
11:00am N/A Break SCGP Cafe
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
11:00am N/A Break SCGP Cafe
11:30am Quantum Gravity and Towers of Charged Particles  Tom Rudelius  SCGP 102