String Theory and General Relativity

  • M. Porrati
Conference paper


We give a historical review of some aspects of string theory relevant to our present understanding of General Relativity and connected with Einstein’s unification program.


Black Hole String Theory Quantum Gravity Fermi Theory Compton Wavelength 
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