4D Seminar | Tom Rudelius (UC Berkeley) “Generalized Global Symmetries and the Swampland”

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Standard lore holds that a consistent theory of quantum gravity cannot have exact global symmetries. In this talk, we will show how simple generalizations of this lore can be used to motivate a number of other well-supported “Swampland conjectures,” thereby highlighting the importance of global symmetries for understanding universal features of quantum gravity. We remark briefly on possible consequences for phenomenology.