Progress in String Theory and M-Theory

Progress in String Theory and M-Theory

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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 solitons. Anti-De-Sitter quantum field theory is explained, emphasising the way it can enforce the holography principle, together with the relation to black hole physics and the way Branes provide the microscopic interpretation for the entropy of black holes. Developments in D-branes within type-I superstring and related theories are described. There are also possible phenomenological implications of superstring theory that would lie within the range of quantum gravity effects in the future generation of accelerators, around 1 TeV.
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  • Hardback | 417 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 725.74g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • 8 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 417 p. 8 illus.
  • 0792370333
  • 9780792370338

Table of contents

Preface. Lectures. Scales of String/M Theory; C. Bachas. On the Heterotic/F-Theory Duality in Eight Dimensions; W. Lerche. Large N Field Theories, String Theory and Gravity; J. Maldacena. Black Holes and the Phases of Brane Thermodynamics; E.J. Martinec. Non-BPS-D-Brane Systems; J.H. Schwarz. Non-BPS States and Branes in String Theory; A. Sen. Lectures on Superconformal Quantum Mechanics and Multi-Black Hole Moduli Spaces; A. Strominger. Brane Theory Solitons; P.K. Townsend. Gong Show. D-Branestrahlung; M. Abou-Zaid, M.S. Costa. Strings on BTZ Black Holes; R. Argurio. A Note on non-supersymmetric Open-String Orbifolds with a quantised Bab; C. Angelantonj. On the Non-Abelian Born-Infeld Action; P. Bain. AdS3 asymptotic (super)Symmetries; K. Bautier. Anomalous couplings of Non-BPS D-Branes; M. Billo, et al. From a Conformal Anomaly to a Theory of Tensionless Strings? R.A. Corrado. Comments on non-supersymmetric type I vacua; K. Foerger. S-Matrices for Planckian Scattering; S. de Haro. K-Theory and D-Branes on NON-Commutative Tori; S. Gukov. Generalized Calibrations; J. Gutowski. Aspects of Heterotic/M-Theory Duality in D=3; M. Haack, J. Louis. Gauge Theory scattering from the ADS/CFT correspondence; R.A. Janik. Flat Connections for Yang-Mills Theories on the 3-Torus; A. Keurentjes. From Topological Field Theories to Covariant Matrix Strings; L. Baulieu, et al. Field Theory Duals from (Non)-Crital Type 0 Strings; D. Martelli. Duality and Selfduality of Chiral Boson Fields in various Dimensions; A. Maznytsia, et al. Anti-de Sitter Fragmentation; J. Michelson. On ADS3 String Theory; P.M. Petropoulos.Spectrum of D= 11 Supergravity on ADS2 x S2 x T7; S. Lee. Discrete U-duality groups; G. Schroeder. Supersymmetric Worldvolume Solitons; J. Simon. WZ Couplings of D-Branes and O-Planes; B. Stefa ski, jr. Holography for Coset Spaces; A. Volovich. Appendix. List of Speakers. List of Participants.
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