String Theory and Fundamental Interactions

Gabriele Veneziano and Theoretical Physics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

  • Maurizio Gasperini
  • Jnan Maharana

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 737)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Dual Resonance Models and String Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. P. Di Vecchia
      Pages 59-118
    3. P. Di Vecchia, A. Schwimmer
      Pages 119-136
    4. M.A. Virasoro
      Pages 137-144
  4. Perturbative QCD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. R. Petronzio
      Pages 147-150
    3. G. Marchesini
      Pages 159-180
    4. L. Trentadue
      Pages 181-220
  5. Non-perturbative QCD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. G. M. Shore
      Pages 235-288
    3. A. Armoni, M. Shifman
      Pages 289-300
  6. Supersymmetric Guage Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. M. Bianchi, S. Kovacs, G. Rossi
      Pages 303-470
  7. String dualities and symmetries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 523-523
    2. J. Maharana
      Pages 525-552
    3. T. R. Taylor
      Pages 553-560
    4. K. A. Meissner
      Pages 561-571
  8. String/Quantum Gravity, Black Holes and Entropy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 607-607
    2. D. Amati
      Pages 609-617
    3. R. Brustein
      Pages 619-659
    4. L. Andrianopoli, R. D’Auria, S. Ferrara, M. Trigiante
      Pages 661-727
  9. String Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 785-785
    2. M. Gasperini
      Pages 787-844
    3. A. Buonanno, C. Ungarelli
      Pages 845-861
    4. M. Giovannini
      Pages 863-939

About this book


This volume, dedicated to Prof. Gabriele Veneziano on the occasion of his retirement from CERN, starts as a broad historico-scientific study on the work on string theory and nonperturbative QCD that has been pioneered by Prof. Veneziano in the late 60s and early 70s. It goes on to examine the many ramifications this and similar early work has spawned over the past decades and the reader will find state-of-the art tutorial reviews on string cosmology, string dualities and symmetries, and much more.

The book includes a concise updated scientific biography of, and an interview with, Prof. Veneziano, in which he relates his personal views about the present and future of fundamental physics. This is followed by the commented draft of an unpublished paper of 1973 of his, anticipating interesting results which were rediscovered and published more than a decade later.

Overall, this volume is a vast and unique canvas where the re-examination of older and the presentation of newer results and insights are skillfully mixed with personal recollections of the contributing authors, most of them involved in the early days of string and quantum field theory, about Prof. Veneziano and the many interrelated topics considered.


CERN Cosmology Gabriele Veneziano Gravity Theoretical physics non-pertrubative QCD quantum field theory string theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurizio Gasperini
    • 1
  • Jnan Maharana
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bari70126 BariItaly
  2. 2.Sachivalaya MargInstitute of PhysicsBhubaneswar - 751005India

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