19-22 October 2011
Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA
US/Eastern timezone
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Recent developments in four-dimensional supergravity

20 Oct 2011, 08:30
30m
Crystal Ballroom A (Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA)

Crystal Ballroom A

Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA

Speaker

Eric Sharpe (Virginia Tech)

Description

I will summarize recent work on gauge theories in supergravity, specifically concerning the `Fayet-Iliopoulos' parameter. In rigidly supersymmetric gauge theories, this parameter also appears and can vary continuously. In supergravity old lore held that it should always vanish. I will discuss recent developments showing that in fact it can be nonzero, but is quantized, and will explore various ramifications of that result.

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