Seminar O. Varela

Speaker: 
O. Varela
Affiliation: 
Utrecht University
Title: 
Charting the liftable supergravities
Abstract: 

I will review recent progress in building consistent truncations of higher-dimensional supergravity down to D=4 and D=5 gauged supergravities, both with and without symmetry principles governing consistency. Theories obtained this way have the property that their solutions exactly lift to string theory. I will discuss the relevance of this property in flux compactifications and AdS/CFT and, as an application, I will construct an M-theory background suitable for non-relativistic holography.

Location: 
0511.0135
Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 12:30 - 13:30