Progress in String Theory and M-Theory

  • Laurent Baulieu
  • Michael Green
  • Marco Picco
  • Paul Windey

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 564)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xi
    2. Constantin Bachas
      Pages 1-14
    3. John H. Schwarz
      Pages 147-185
    4. Ruth Britto-Pacumio, Jeremy Michelson, Andrew Strominger, Anastasia Volovich
      Pages 235-264
    5. P. K. Townsend
      Pages 265-296
  3. Gong Show

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Mohab Abou-Zeid, Miguel S. Costa
      Pages 299-303
    3. Riccardo Argurio
      Pages 305-308
    4. Pascal Bain
      Pages 313-317
    5. Karin Bautier
      Pages 319-322
    6. Marco Billó, Ben Craps, Frederik Roose
      Pages 323-326
    7. Sebastian de Haro
      Pages 335-338

About this book


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.


Boson conformal field theory gauge theory quantum field theory quantum mechanics string theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurent Baulieu
    • 1
  • Michael Green
    • 2
  • Marco Picco
    • 1
  • Paul Windey
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS and Université Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI)ParisFrance
  2. 2.DAMTPUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeGreat Britain
  3. 3.Université Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI)ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7034-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0852-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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