Strings, Branes and Dualities

  • Laurent Baulieu
  • Philippe Di Francesco
  • Michael Douglas
  • Vladimir Kazakov
  • Marco Picco
  • Paul Windey

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 520)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David I. Olive
      Pages 3-31
    3. Bernard de Wit, Jan Louis
      Pages 33-101
    4. Tohru Eguchi
      Pages 103-120
    5. P. K. Townsend
      Pages 141-177
    6. I. Antoniadis, H. Partouche, T. R. Taylor
      Pages 179-199
    7. Michael B. Green
      Pages 201-218
    8. Juan M. Maldacena
      Pages 219-240
    9. Emil Martinec
      Pages 241-265
    10. Michael R. Douglas
      Pages 267-275
    11. D. Bigatti, L. Susskind
      Pages 277-318
    12. R. Dijkgraaf, E. Verlinde, H. Verlinde
      Pages 319-356
  3. Seminars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. A. Losev, N. Nekrassov, S. Shatashvili
      Pages 359-372
    3. Zheng Yin
      Pages 373-386
    4. Riccardo Argurio
      Pages 387-397
    5. Michael Gutperle
      Pages 411-422
  4. Gong Show

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. J. H. Brodie
      Pages 437-440
    3. Miguel S. Costa
      Pages 445-448
    4. B. Craps, F. Roose, W. Troost, A. Van Proeyen
      Pages 449-454
    5. S. F. Hewson
      Pages 459-462
    6. Germar Schröder
      Pages 463-466
    7. Anastasia Volovich
      Pages 471-474
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 475-493

About this book


As recent developments have shown, supersymmetric quantum field theory and string theory are intimately related, with advances in one area often shedding light on the other. The organising ideas of most of these advances are the notion of duality and the physics of higher dimensional objects or p-branes.
The topics covered in the present volume include duality in field theory, in particular in supersymmetric field theory and supergravity, and in string theory. The Seiberg-Witten theory and its recent developments are also covered in detail. A large fraction of the volume is devoted to the current state of the art in M-theory, in particular its underlying superalgebra as well as its connection with superstring and N = 2 strings. The physics of D-branes and its essential role in the beautiful computation of the black hole entropy is also carefully covered. Finally, the last two sets of lectures are devoted to the exciting matrix approach to non-perturbative string theory.


Gravity Potential black holes chiral symmetry field theory geometry quantum field quantum field theory soliton string theory supergravity supersymmetry

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurent Baulieu
    • 1
  • Philippe Di Francesco
    • 2
  • Michael Douglas
    • 3
    • 4
  • Vladimir Kazakov
    • 5
  • Marco Picco
    • 1
  • Paul Windey
    • 6
  1. 1.CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)ParisFrance
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Rutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  4. 4.Institut des Hautes Études ScientifiquesBures-sur-YvetteFrance
  5. 5.Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), and École Normale SupérieureParisFrance
  6. 6.Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5989-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4730-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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