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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


CPT Student Seminar: Dynamics of D3-NS5 branes in Klebanov-Strassler background

Presented by Nam Nguyen, Durham University
10 December 2018 17:00 in OC218

The KKLT (Kachru, Kallosh, Linde, Trivedi) construction of de-Sitter vacua (hep-th/0301240 ~ 3000 citations) is very important for string theory. One key ingredient of the KKLT paper is the result from a previous paper (hep-th/0112197) by KPV (Kachru, Pearson, Verlinde). However, the KPV paper is highly controversial so the KKLT construction is thrown into question as well. In this talk, I’ll (schematically) consider the debate around KPV and talk about our recent paper (1812.01067) on the topic. I’ll present our results, which I believe greatly affect the KPV debate, and also the conceptual ideas of our analysis.

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