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Susha Parameswaran (University of Liverpool)

Title: Dark Energy with a Little Help from its Friends (and why it might need somebody)

Abstract: I will give a (somewhat biased) overview of the current ideas for Dark Energy in String Theory; the insights they hope to give us into quantum gravity itself, their connections with experiments and observations, and the challenges that need to be overcome. I will then focus on some string-inspired scenarios for Dark Energy, in which simple coupled Dark Sectors help to overcome the challenges of vanilla constructions, with potentially observable consequences.

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