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Towards a string field theory for supergravity

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A number of recent advances have overcome a many of the obstructions to the construction of superstring field theory – an attempt at a second-quantised description of string theory. In separate developments, the great progress made in the study and simplification of scattering amplitudes in field theory have led to novel `string-like’ descriptions of supergravity. I will give a brief overview of some of these developments and show how they lead towards a string field description for supergravity.

No prior knowledge of string field theory will be needed and only a passing familiarity with conventional string theory will be assumed.

This talk is part of the Quantum Fields and Strings Seminars series.

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