04 Dec

CANCELLED: Lunch Talk: Higher Current Algebras, Pure Spinors, and the Physics of Fivebranes


12:15 pm

4 December 2023


Center for Advanced Studies LMU Seestraße 13 80802 München


Speaker: Dr. Ingmar Saberi (CAS Researcher in Residence/Physics, LMU)
Respondent: Dr. Axel Kleinschmidt (MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)

Since its discovery by Cremmer, Julia, and Scherk in 1978, eleven-dimensional supergravity has been a long-standing object of fascination in theoretical physics. It is the unique supergravity theory in eleven dimensions, which is the largest possible dimension in which a supergravity theory can exist; although it is related to the supergravity limit of every known string theory model, the expected completion of the theory to the long-sought “M-theory” remains devoid of any concrete description. Expectations suggest that the theory should arise, in analogy to string theory, by a first-quantized theory of dynamical surfaces called “membranes,“ but no satisfactory construction, whether along these or other lines, has been given.

Physicist Ingmar Saberi is CAS researcher in residence during the winter semester 2023/24. He will talk about eleven-dimensional super gravitation, applying the newest results from the theory of pure spinor superfields.

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Lunch Talks, Winter Semester 2023/24


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