Unity from Duality: Gravity, Gauge Theory and Strings

Unity from Duality: Gravity, Gauge Theory and Strings : Les Houches Session LXXVI, July 30 - August 31, 2001

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The contributions to this volume of the famous summer school in Les Houches cover the recent developments in supersymmetric string theory, the gauge theory/string theory correspondence and string duality. The book is a comprehensive introduction to the recent developments in string/M-theory and quantum gravity.
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  • Hardback | 664 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 38.1mm | 1,220g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 2002 ed.
  • 20 Tables, black and white; XXXIV, 664 p.
  • 3540002766
  • 9783540002765

Table of contents

Supergravity.- Supersymmetric Gauge Theories.- An Introduction to Duality Symmetries in String Theory.- Les Houches Lectures on Large N Field Theories and Gravity.- D-branes on the Conifold and N = 1 Gauge/Gravity Dualities.- De Sitter Space.- String Compactification with N = 1 Supersymmetry.- Lectures on Open Strings, and Noncommutative Gauge Theories.- Condensates near the Argyres-Douglas Point in SU(2) Gauge Theory with Broken N = 2 Supersymmetry.- Quantum Field Theory with Extra Dimensions.- Special Holonomy Spaces and M-Theory.- Four Dimensional Non-Critical Strings.- U-Opportunities: Why is Ten Equal to Ten?.- Exact Answers to Approximate Questions - Noncommutative dipoles, Open Wilson Lines and UV-IR Duality.- Open-String Models With Broken Supersymmetry.- On A Field Theory of Open Strings, Tachyon Condensation and Closed Strings.- Exceptional Magic.
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