What if string theory has no de Sitter vacua

  title={What if string theory has no de Sitter vacua},
  author={Ulf H. Danielsson and Thomas Van Riet},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
We present a brief overview of attempts to construct de Sitter vacua in string theory and explain how the results of this 20-year endeavor could point to the fact that string theory harbors no de Sitter vacua at all. Making such a statement is often considered controversial and "bad news for string theory". We discuss how perhaps the opposite can be true. 

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