At first I thought this must be an April Fool’s day joke, but I just checked the calendar, and it’s not April 1 yet. For the last few years Stony Brook has been running a workshop on math and physics during the summer, funded by Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies. The topic for this summer has just been announced, it’s “The String Landscape and the Swampland”. A poster for the workshop is now on-line, featuring a large picture of a swamp. You really couldn’t make this kind of thing up.
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