Navigating the Swampland

September 25, 2019 to September 27, 2019
9:00am to 6:00pm

Blue Room

Specialist level
Location&Place: 

Blue Room

Abstract: 
The Swampland program gives general constraints on effective theories to be compatible with quantum gravity, which defines the Landscape of consistent theories, and is quickly gaining command of the fundamental understanding of open questions in particle physics and cosmology, ranging from the hierarchy of fundamental scales in nature, to the origin and final fate of the universe.
Current research surfs over several powerful conjectures, whose riptide deposits valuable implications on the structure of effective theories, their spectrum of particles, their moduli spaces and potentials. Time is ripe to navigate the swampland, collecting these results and conjectures, and weaving them up to unveil fundamental structures in quantum gravitational theories. This workshop plans to gather the leading experts in the field to review our knowledge on the Swampland extension, the underlying related fundamental questions within quantum gravity and string theory as well as possible constraints for particle physics and cosmology.