Abstract

The two most common questions people ask me about string theory are: What is it? and What does it have to do with the real world? Sadly, I cannot claim to have more than a preliminary and partial understanding of the answers to these questions. Let me try nonetheless to communicate what I think I know about this difficult subject.

Keywords

Covariance Ghost Dine 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Banks
    • 1
  1. 1.Santa Cruz Institute for Particle PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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