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    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2018

    added pojnter to Maldacena-Nunez 01

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    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2018

    added pointer to Witten 01

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    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2018

    added pointer to today’ BDDGS 18

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    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2018
    • (edited Sep 13th 2018)

    added this pointer



    and then added a bunch of older references on instability of de Sitter in QFT, now here

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    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2018
    • (edited Sep 19th 2018)

    The debate over the validity of Kallosh-Kachru-Linde-Trivedi 03 (“KKLT”) keeps going, have added pointer to today’s

    • Jakob Moritz, Ander Retolaza, Alexander Westphal, On uplifts by warped anti-D3-branes (arXiv:1809.06618)

    But “debate” is maybe not quite the right word. While the critics try to be careful about their arguments, as highlighted in the above article, the reaction from KKL, so far, is essentially a plain repetition of the same story that is being critized on concrete points, accompanied by what seems to need to be called a PR campaign for the three Stanford professors involved (here).

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    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2019

    added more basic references

    as well as a graphics on different spatial slicings of de Sitter spacetime

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    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2020

    added pointer to today’s

    • Michael Dine, Jamie A.P. Law-Smith, Shijun Sun, Duncan Wood, Yan Yu, Obstacles to Constructing de Sitter Space in String Theory (arXiv:2008.12399)

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    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2021

    Added pointer to today’s

    • Ivano Basile, Alessia Platania, String Tension between de Sitter vacua and Curvature Corrections (arXiv:2103.06276)

      “We show that the resulting higher-derivative α\alpha'-corrections forbid the existence of de Sitter vacua, at least in regimes where string-loop corrections can be neglected.”

    (There is too much of this debate on the arXiv each weak to sensibly keep our references updated, but this one stood out in its concrete claim.

    One day the community will converge here. And then maybe realize that they have been in disconnect from the SM-model building community all along…)

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