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What are the main takeaways from the Strings 2018 conference? What are the main announcements, discoveries or directions emerging from this event?

To my knowledge, one is the result by Vafa and others on the tension between the Swampland and de Sitter.

Disclaimer: I know that this question might be considered too much opinion based. In that case, please point me out other possible places in which question could be asked.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by sammy gerbil, rob Aug 7 '18 at 15:58

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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    $\begingroup$ What is opinion-based about this question? It may be too-broad, but it is very much an objective question. $\endgroup$ – AccidentalFourierTransform Aug 7 '18 at 16:30
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    $\begingroup$ This is a good question for this forum, as I'm sure many of us were there, and where else would it be asked? $\endgroup$ – Ryan Thorngren Aug 7 '18 at 17:29