KITP Program: The String Swampland and Quantum Gravity Constraints on Effective Theories
(Feb 18 - Mar 13, 2020)
Coordinators: Hiroshi Ooguri, Gary Shiu, Cumrun Vafa, and Irene Valenzuela

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Time Speaker Title
2/18, 11:00am All Participants Organizational meet and greet session[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/18, 11:30am Dieter Luest
LMU Munich
Black Hole Entropy and Distance Conjecture[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/19, 1:30pm Irene Valenzuela
(Harvard University & KITP)
Gary Shiu
(University of Wisconsin & KITP)
Discussion: Swampland Conjectures and their relationship[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/20, 10:30am Mariana Graña
IPhT-CEA Saclay & KITP
de Sitter vacua in string theory: from the landscape to the swampland[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/21, 11:00am Isabel Garcia Garcia
Arthur Hebecker
(Heidelberg University)
Discussion: The Weak Gravity Conjecture[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 1:30pm All Participants Organizational meeting
2/25, 11:00am Cumrun Vafa
Harvard University & KITP
Open discussion on the Swampland Program[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/26, 1:30pm Thomas Van Riet
Leuven University & KITP
Lessons and surprises from flux reductions to 7,4,3,2 and 1 dimensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
02/26 7:00pm Cumrun Vafa
Harvard & KITP
The String Landscape, the Swampland, and Our Universe[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Public Lecture
2/27, 10:30am Timo Weigand
Wolfgang Lerche
Discussion: Distance Conjecture and Geometry of Asymptotic Compactifications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/28, 11:00am Miguel Montero
Harvard University & KITP
Nothing really matters[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
03/02 12:15pm Timo Weigand
Quantum Gravity Constraints and their Realisation in String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
3/02, 2:30pm All Participants Organizational greet and meet session[Aud][Cam]
3/03, 11:00am Nathaniel Craig
UC Santa Barbara
Discussion: Phenomenological Applications of the Swampland program
3/04, 1:30pm Thomas Grimm
Utrecht University & KITP
Swampland constraints in asymptotic string compactifications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/05, 10:30am Eric Perlmutter
Discussion: Holography and Swampland[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/06, 11:00am Grant Remmen
(UC Berkeley)
Toshifumi Noumi
(Kobe University)
Swampland conjectures from IR consistency[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 2:30pm All Participants Organizational greet and meet session
3/10, 11:00am Gary Horowitz
(UC Santa Barbara)
Jorge Santos
(Cambridge University)
Connections between Swampland and Classical General Relativity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/11, 1:30pm Tom Rudelius
Conditions for (No) Eternal Inflation and the Swampland[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/12, 10:30am Alexander Westphal
Joseph Conlon
(University of Oxford)
Cosmological applications of the Swampland program[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/13, 11:00am Jim Halverson
Northeastern University
Lessons and Challenges in the Landscape[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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