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Published by Springer .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Relativistic quantum mechanics & quantum field theory,
  • Theoretical methods,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • General,
  • Science,
  • Nuclear Physics,
  • Mathematics : General,
  • Medical : General,
  • Science / Nuclear Physics

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ContributionsL. Baulieu (Editor), Michael Green (Editor), Marco Picco (Editor), Paul Windey (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9339647M
ISBN 100792370341
ISBN 109780792370345

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  Progress in String Theory. TASI Lecture Notes, Boulder, Colorado, USA this comprehensive volume covers recent advances in string theory and field theory dualities. It is based on the annual lectures given at the School of the Theoretical Advanced Study Institute () a traditional event that brings together graduate students in high. "Proceedings for the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Progress in String Theory and M-Theory, Cargese, France, May June 5, "--Title page verso. Description: ix, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Contents: Preface. Lectures. Scales of String/M Theory; C. Bachas. On the Heterotic/F-Theory Duality in Eight Dimensions; W. Lerche. Recent developments in supersymmetric field theory, string theory, and brane theory have been revolutionary. The main focus of the present volume is developments of M-theory and its applications to superstring theory, quantum gravity, and the theory of elementary particles. Topics included are D-branes, boundary states, and world volume : $ In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called describes how these strings propagate through space and interact with each other. On distance scales larger than the string scale, a string looks just like an ordinary particle, with its mass, charge, and other properties.

Buy Progress In String Theory: Tasi Lecture Notes on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. M-theory is a theory in physics that unifies all consistent versions of superstring theory. Edward Witten first conjectured the existence of such a theory at a string-theory conference at the University of Southern California in the spring of Witten's announcement initiated a flurry of research activity known as the second superstring revolution. Get this from a library! Progress in String Theory and M-Theory. [Laurent Baulieu; Michael Green; Marco Picco; Paul Windey] -- Recent developments in supersymmetric field theory, string theory, and brane theory have been revolutionary. The main focus of the present volume is developments of M-theory and its applications to. Although a great deal of recent work has focused on using string theory to construct realistic models of particle physics, several major difficulties complicate efforts to test models based on string theory. The most significant is the extremely s.

Further References: “String Theory and M-Theory” by Becker, Becker and Schwarz and “String Theory in a Nutshell” by Kiritsis both deal with the bosonic string fairly quickly, but include many more advanced topics. The book “D-Branes” by Johnson has lively and clear discussions about the File Size: 1MB. String theory is a work in progress, so trying to pin down exactly what the science is, or what its fundamental elements are, can be kind of tricky. The key string theory features include: All objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments (strings) and membranes (branes) of energy. Hi, everyone. I want to be an M-theorist, and I'm interested in the progress that has been made in M-theory. I've heard on a talk Dr. Brian Greene saying that gravity has been quantized in M-theory (I suppose that it's been done with a theoretical description of the theoretical graviton). As is well known, string theory requires the existence of more spacetime dimensions than our usual four: 10 in the case of the critical superstring, and 11 in the case of M-theory [36, 37,