Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe (CTPU)

Branes and the Swampland

by Prof. Hee-Cheol Kim (POSTECH)

On-line seminar

On-line seminar

I will talk about a novel idea on the Swampland program that uses consistency of what lives on the string probes in gravitational theories. The central charges and the levels of current algebras of 2d CFTs on these strings can be calculated by anomaly inflow mechanism and used to provide constraints on the supergravity theories based on unitarity of the worldsheet CFT. I will show some of the theories with 8 or 16 supersymmetries, which are otherwise consistent looking, belong to the Swampland.