Seminar Gianluca Inverso

Speaker: 
Gianluca Inverso
Affiliation: 
NIKHEF
Title: 
Electric-magnetic duality and new maximal supergravities
Abstract: 

Electric-magnetic duality plays a prominent role in defining the structure and symmetries of supergravity theories in four dimensions. Although the introduction of gauge interactions breaks duality, I will show that a well-defined set of transformations still has a consistent action on the theory and yields families of inequivalent models sharing the same gauge group, giving rise to several physical effects, such as changes in the vacuum structure of the theories, slow-roll conditions, and supersymmetry breaking

Location: 
5111.0135
Date: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:30