Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: A string field theory for supergravity (and why you should care)
14 October 2016 13:00 in CM221
A number of recent advances have overcome a many of the obstructions to the construction of superstring field theory - an attempt at a second-quantised description of string theory. In separate developments, the great progress made in the study and simplification of scattering amplitudes in field theory have led to novel `string-like' descriptions of supergravity. I will give a brief overview of some of these developments and show how they lead to to string field description for supergravity.