Supergravity: what next?

Sep, 05 2016 - Oct, 28 2016


Eric Bergshoe ff (Groningen U.), Anna Ceresole (INFN Turin), Gianguido DallAgata (Padua U.), Sergio Ferrara (CERN), Renata Kallosh (Stanford U.), Henning Samtleben (Lyon U. & ENS), Antoine Van Proeyen (KU Leuven)

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The workshop will be centred around the latest developments in Supergravity, that after four decades since its discovery keeps providing  new insights into String Theory, Physics beyond the Standard Model and Cosmology.

Recent exciting results on the structure of the early universe and quantum gravity call for a thorough investigation of supergravity scenarios that today can be confronted with experimental data in cosmology. The unexpected finiteness unveiled by quantum calculations hints to some underlying structure yet to be understood. We have a detailed knowledge on classifying possible actions of supergravity, but recent results have shown that the embedding tensor formalism allows more solutions than we would have expected. Moreover this concerns only actions with up to two space-time derivatives, while the plethora of possibilities for higher-derivative actions is yet to be explored. Solutions of supergravity equations are crucial in the context of gauge-gravity duality, and towards understanding the quantum properties of black holes and other extended objects. These also have deep connections to corners of modern mathematics, where techniques of localisation in supergravity allow to analyse the non perturbative quantum corrections to black hole entropy and to improve our understanding of supersymmetric field theories.


- Cosmological applications to inflationary scenarios in relation with new observational data.
- Exceptional structures of supergravity, exotic branes, and non-geometric fluxes.
- Extensions of presently-known supergravities, including higher-derivative, or Dirac--Born--Infeld actions.
- Quantum supergravity, including the conclusions to be drawn from  surprising finiteness results.
- Solutions of supergravity equations, including black holes and domain walls and implications for gauge-gravity dualities.
-Mathematical aspects of supergravity, including hidden symmetries and dualities.

Sep, 06 2016 - 15:00 Luca Martucci Holographic Effective Field Theories Seminar

Understanding strongly interacting theories is one of the main challenges of theoretical physics. In particular, the identification of the appropriate low-energy effective field theory associated with a given microscopic strongly interacting theory constitutes a fundamental problem. I will discuss how holography can be used to derive the effective field theories associated with a large family of strongly coupled four-dimensional superconformal theories. I will illustrate the general results by discussing in detail their application to the Klebanov-Witten model.

Sep, 12 2016 - 14:30 Sadik Deger Intersections of S-branes in Supergravity Theories Seminar
Sep, 13 2016 - 11:30 Alex Arvanitakis Black hole thermodynamics, stringy dualities and Double Field Theory Seminar
Sep, 14 2016 - 11:30 Daniel Butter Conformal supergravity actions in four and six dimensions Seminar
Sep, 15 2016 - 11:30 Fabio Zwirner Minimal Higgs inflation in split supergravity Seminar
Sep, 16 2016 - 11:30 Kellogg Stelle New black holes and other solutions to higher derivative gravity Seminar
Sep, 19 2016 - 14:30 Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli On conformal supergravity and higher derivative invariants Seminar
Sep, 20 2016 - 11:30 Massimo Porrati Single-field Inflationary Models in Supergravity Seminar Slides
Sep, 21 2016 - 11:30 Alessandra Gnecchi Electric-magnetic duality and thermodynamic properties of extremal black holes in gauged supergravity Seminar
Sep, 22 2016 - 11:30 Fernando Quevedo Revisiting soft SUSY breaking terms in IIB String Compactifications Seminar
Sep, 23 2016 - 11:30 Sergei Kuzenko Partial rigid supersymmetry breaking on curved backgrounds Seminar
Sep, 26 2016 - 14:30 Joseph Novak Minimal conformal supergravity invariants in six dimensions Seminar
Sep, 27 2016 - 11:30 Paul Townsend AdS particles and twistors Seminar
Sep, 28 2016 - 11:30 Martin Cederwall Manifest duality in superspace? Seminar
Sep, 29 2016 - 11:30 Giuseppe Dibitetto Universal Isolation in the AdS Landscape Seminar
Sep, 30 2016 - 11:30 Gianluca Inverso Doubled, exceptional and new extended field theories Seminar
Oct, 03 2016 - 14:30 Daniel Waldram Generalised geometry, supergravity and marginal deformations Seminar
Oct, 04 2016 - 11:30 Mariana Graņa Beyond supergravity: compactifications of stringy size in double field theory Seminar
Oct, 05 2016 - 11:30 Hadi Godazgar Actions for conformal anomalies Seminar
Oct, 06 2016 - 11:30 Fotis Farakos Constrained superfields: what next? Seminar
Oct, 07 2016 - 11:30 Joaquim Gomis Carroll gravity Seminar
Oct, 10 2016 - 14:30 Alberto Zaffaroni Entropy counting for AdS4 black holes Seminar
Oct, 11 2016 - 11:30 Igor Bandos Spinor helicity formalism, tree superamplitudes and BCFW-type recurrent relations for 11D supergravity Seminar
Oct, 12 2016 - 11:30 Emeri Sokatchev LHC superspace and its applications Seminar
Oct, 13 2016 - 11:30 Leonardo Castellani The integral form of supergravity Seminar
Oct, 14 2016 - 11:30 Franco Pezzella Double field theory from double sigma model Seminar
Oct, 17 2016 - 14:30 Andres Anabalon Holographic equation of state in fluid/gravity duality Seminar
Oct, 18 2016 - 11:30 Yolanda Lozano Linear quivers and non-Abelian T-duality Seminar
Oct, 19 2016 - 11:30 Mario Trigiante Dualities in non-linear theories Seminar
Oct, 20 2016 - 11:30 Diederik Roest Supergravity directions for SUSY breaking and inflation Seminar
Oct, 21 2016 - 11:30 Dmitri Sorokin The Goldstino Brane, the Constrained Superfields and Matter in N=1 Supergravity Seminar