Dieter Luest (Germany): The swampland at a large number of space-time dimensions

Dienstag, 08. Juni 2021 14:00

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In this talk we discuss some aspects of swampland constraints - especially the swampland distance conjecture - in a large number of space-time dimensions D. We analyze Kaluza-Klein (KK) states at large D and find that some KK spectra possess an interesting dependence on D. On the basis of these observations we propose a new large dimension conjecture. We apply it to KK states of compactifications to anti-de Sitter backgrounds where it predicts an upper bound on the dimension of space-time as a function of its characteristic radius.