Events List

DateEvent TypeSpeaker
05/01/2019HEP SeminarBen Safdi [ + ]
05/02/2019Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
05/02/2019PhD DefenseNitya Mandyam Doddamane [ + ]
05/03/2019Thesis Seminar DefenseYiyang Wu [ + ]
05/03/2019HEP Journal ClubHEP Journal Club [ + ]
05/03/2019PhD DefenseAlex Malz [ + ]
05/03/2019ISCISC [ + ]
05/06/2019NYU Time DomainNYU Time Domain [ + ]
05/06/2019CCPP Brown BagDavid Pirtskhalava [ + ]
05/07/2019Astro SeminarEnrico Ramirez-Ruiz [ + ]
05/07/2019Astroparticle Group Meet [ + ]
05/08/2019Intro to Exptl II LabChris Ick [ + ]
05/08/2019HEP SeminarTarek Anous [ + ]
05/09/2019Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
05/10/2019NYU-CCANYU-CCA [ + ]
05/10/2019HEP Journal ClubHEP Journal Club [ + ]
05/10/2019ISCISC [ + ]
05/13/2019NYU Time DomainNYU Time Domain [ + ]
05/13/2019CCPP Brown BagJay Wadekar & Marco Muzio [ + ]
05/13/2019Blanton Tinker PullenBlanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
05/13/2019Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
05/14/2019PhD DefenseGuzman Chifflet-Hernandez [ + ]
05/17/2019Graduate Student ConfGraduate Student Conf [ + ]
05/20/2019NYU Time DomainNYU Time Domain [ + ]
05/20/2019Special SeminarMarco Scalisi [ -- ]

Title: de Sitter Vacua, Inflation and the Swampland
Description: Not all the effective field theories (EFTs) coupled to gravity admit a UV completion in String Theory. This suggests that quantum gravity constraints can affect the physics at lower, naively decoupled, energies. What can we then say about EFTs of dS vacua and inflation? Do they belong to the Swampland or to the Landscape? In this talk, we focus on specific aspects of this question. First, we critically analyse recent arguments which propose that flattening effects prevent the formation of de Sitter vacua. We show that at the 4d level this is never the case, both in the KKLT and in the KL scenario, and that both structures remain fully compatible with the Weak Gravity Conjecture. Secondly, we discuss the significance for inflation of the Swampland Distance Conjecture, a proposal for a quantum gravity constraint acting at infinite distances. (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
05/20/2019Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
05/22/2019HEP SeminarRakibur Rahman [ + ]
05/29/2019HEP SeminarGeorge Zahariade [ + ]