S-matrix constraints on de Sitter and on Black holes

by Prof. Gia Dvali

Max-Planck Institute For Physics And Lmu University, Munich
at Particles and Fields Seminar

Mon, 22 Mar 2021, 14:00


We discuss how the S-matrix formulation of quantum gravity/string theory eliminates de Sitter vacua
and excludes cosmological term from the energy budget of the Universe. It also puts an upper bound
on the duration of inflation and points to new potentially-observable quantum gravitational imprints.
The microscopic mechanism, enforcing the S-matrix constraint, is the anomalous quantum break-time,
which is also exhibited by black holes. We compare de Sitter with black holes and point out similarities
as well as the fundamental differences.

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