Black Holes in String Theory from p/D-branes

  • Dieter LüstEmail author
  • Ward Vleeshouwers
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p-Branes are p-dimensional extended solutions of 10-dimensional (super)string theory, particularly supergravity i.e. the massless sector, coupled to n-form gauge fields. If our 10-dimensional target space is parametrized by \((t, x_1, \dots , x_9)\), then e.g. a 5-brane can by parametrized by \((t, x_1, \dots , x_5)\), where we set the transverse coordinates \((x_6, \dots x_9)\) to zero.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arnold-Sommerfeld-CenterLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitaetMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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