07.11.2018 (Wednesday)

dS vacua and the swampland

Triangular Seminar Timm Wrase (TUWIEN)

16:00 KCL
room S-1.04

After briefly reviewing dark energy, dS vacua and the standard model of cosmology, I will discuss recent conjectures that say that metastable dS vacua cannot arise in string theory. These conjectures lead to interesting observational predictions and are currently being tested experimentally. On the theoretical side I will discuss the support for these conjectures as well as the status of explicit counter examples like the KKLT and LVS scenario.