N=8 supergravity and beyond, or: What symmetry can teach us about quantum gravity and unification

Higgs Centre colloquium

N=8 supergravity and beyond, or: What symmetry can teach us about quantum gravity and unification

  • Event time: 12:45pm
  • Event date: 30th January 2015
  • Speaker: (Albert-Einstein Institute)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

Event details

Abstract

In this talk I will review at an introductory level recent developments pointing to symmetry concepts beyond (maximal) supersymmetry that may not only be relevant for the unification of particle interactions, but also to a better understanding of cosmological singularities in General Relativity. A key role in these considerations is played by the maximally extended hyperbolic Kac-Moody algebra E10.