DESY/Hamburg U. String Theory Seminar

Simple Euclidean wormholes: an update

by Prof. Thomas Van Riet (Leuven University)

SR2 (Building 2a)


Building 2a



In this talk I will discuss the status of Euclidean axion wormholes. Such wormholes are the simplest examples of Euclidean wormholes that can be made and have a long history. I will start with a review of this old topic and then discuss some recent progress such as

  1. The embedding of Euclidean wormholes in string theory
  2. Relation with the Swampland Program
  3. The puzzles they give rise to within holography
  4. Why they are easier to understand when they live in de Sitter space