Taxonomy of Infinite Distance Limits

Tom Rudelius (Durham U)

Jul 16. 2024, 09:30 — 10:00

The emergent string conjecture places tight constraints on the possible behavior of light towers in infinite-distance limits in quantum gravity moduli spaces (as required by the distance conjecture). In this talk, I show how these constraints can be understood as a sort of geometric "classification" on vertices, edges, and facets of a polytope, and I discuss the scope of this classification, some evidence for it, and some applications of it.

Further Information
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
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