@inproceedings{Heidenreich2018EmergenceAT,
title={Emergence and the Swampland Conjectures},
author={B. J. Heidenreich and Matthew Reece and Tom Rudelius},
year={2018}
}

The Ooguri-Vafa Swampland Conjectures claim that in any consistent theory of quantum gravity, when venturing to large distances in scalar field space, a tower of particles will become light at a rate that is exponential in the field space distance. We provide a novel viewpoint on this claim: if we assume that a tower of states becomes light near a particular point in field space, and we further demand that loop corrections drive both gravity and the scalar to strong coupling at a common energy… Expand

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