School of Physics and Astronomy

Applications and Extensions of Exceptional Field Theory

Research Group:Centre for Research in String Theory

Number of Students:1

Length of Study in Years: 3-4

Full-time Project: No

Funding:

STFC

Project Description:

Exceptional field is a new construction that is a lift of eleven dimensional supergravity to a novel extended space. Currently, there has been huge progress in constructing actions and describing the local symmetries of this theory. The time is right to now use this formalism to address interesting questions that are thrown up by string and M-theory. In particular the project will look at exact solutions in the theory and their interpretation. The quantisation of the theory and how one might move beyond ordinary supergravity will also be examined.

SPA Academics: David Berman