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Symmetries and Dualities in Gravity and M-theory (SYDUGRAM)
Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Despite its considerable success, Einstein theory of gravity is an unfinished revolution: it has limitations both at the microscopic scales and at the macroscopic scales. The objective of this proposal is to provide a better understanding of the gravitational interaction beyond Einstein. This will be done by analyzing, with the aim of identifying it, the symmetry structure underlying the searched-for fundamental formulation of gravity, relying on and exploring further the intriguing and fascinating infinite-dimensional algebras uncovered recently in the study of supergravities and M-theory. One of the motivations of the project is to make progress in the development of quantum gravity, with the goal of providing new insight into black holes and cosmological singularities.

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