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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: A string field theory for supergravity (and why you should care)

Presented by Ronald Reid-Edwards, University of Hull

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.

Contact daniele.dorigoni@durham.ac.uk or jyotirmoy.bhattacharya@durham.ac.uk for more information