- 3/14/2023: K3s at the intersection of Special Holonomy, Generalized Symmetries, and the Swampland
- 9/13/2022: Gravity, geometry and generalized symmetries
March 14, 2023
TITLE: K3s at the intersection of Special Holonomy, Generalized Symmetries, and the Swampland
ABSTRACT: K3 surfaces, a prime example of compact special holonomy manifolds, have been a fount of insights for physicists through string compactifications. In this talk, I will review some of the geometric properties that give rise to new (“Swampland”) constraints in effective field theories of quantum gravity, and connect these to generalized symmetries and their anomalies.
September 13, 2022
TITLE: Gravity, geometry and generalized symmetries
ABSTRACT: I will discuss how geometric constraints in string compactifications inspire consistency conditions of quantum theories of gravity, which can be formulated in the framework of generalized symmetries.