I will discuss new positivity bounds for scattering amplitudes in theories with a massless graviton in the spectrum in four spacetime dimensions. The bounds imply that extremal black holes are self-repulsive, M/|Q|<1 in suitable units, and that they are unstable to decay to smaller extremal black holes, hence providing an S-matrix proof of the weak gravity conjecture. I will also present applications of these bounds to modified gravity theories, such as weakly broken galileons, showing that they have a very low cutoff, much smaller than their strong coupling scale.
Salle / Local:
Nom/Prénom // Last name/First name:
Equipe organisatrice / Organizing team: