Strings and Fundamental Physics

  • Marco Baumgartl
  • Ilka Brunner
  • Michael Haack

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 851)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Neil Lambert
    Pages 1-48
  3. Ralph Blumenhagen
    Pages 49-98
  4. Johanna Erdmenger
    Pages 99-145
  5. Dam Thanh Son
    Pages 147-163
  6. Atish Dabholkar, Suresh Nampuri
    Pages 165-232
  7. Hirosi Ooguri
    Pages 233-263

About this book


The basic idea, simple and revolutionary at the same time, to replace the concept of a point particle with a one-dimensional string, has opened up a whole new field of research. Even today, four decades later, its multifaceted consequences are still not fully conceivable.

Up to now string theory has offered a new way to view particles as different excitations of the same fundamental object. It has celebrated success in discovering the graviton in its spectrum, and it has naturally led scientists to posit space-times with more than four dimensions—which in turn has triggered numerous interesting developments in fields as varied as condensed matter physics and pure mathematics.

This book collects pedagogical lectures by leading experts in string theory, introducing the non-specialist reader to some of the newest developments in the field. The carefully selected topics are at the cutting edge of research in string theory and include new developments in topological strings, AdS/CFT dualities, as well as newly emerging subfields such as doubled field theory and holography in the hydrodynamic regime.

The contributions to this book have been selected and arranged in such a way as to form a self-contained, graduate level textbook.


AdS/CFT correspondence Doubled field theory Gauge/Gravity duality Holographic universe and quantum gravity Lectures on string theory Quantum Black Holes String theory primer Topological string theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Baumgartl
    • 1
  • Ilka Brunner
    • 2
  • Michael Haack
    • 3
  1. 1.Universität HamburgII. Institut für Theoretische PhysikHamburgGermany
  2. 2., Department für PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  3. 3., Department für PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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