Logo

String Theory: a perspective over the last 25 years

Small book cover: String Theory: a perspective over the last 25 years

String Theory: a perspective over the last 25 years
by

Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 45

Description:
This article provides some historical background and then reviews developments in string theory over the last twenty-five years or so. Both perturbative and non-perturbative approaches to string theory are surveyed and their impact on how we view quantum gravity is analysed.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(430KB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: What is String Theory?What is String Theory?
by - arXiv
This is an introduction to conformal field theory and string perturbation theory. The authors search for a deeper answer to the question posed in the title. Contents: Conformal Field Theory; String Theory; Vacua and Dualities; and more.
(12205 views)
Book cover: Introduction to String Field TheoryIntroduction to String Field Theory
by - arXiv
Several of the early chapters are on the topic of general field theory, but explained from a new point of view resulting from insights gained from string field theory. A standard course on quantum field theory is assumed as a prerequisite.
(12185 views)
Book cover: D-Branes, Tachyons, and String Field TheoryD-Branes, Tachyons, and String Field Theory
by - arXiv
Introduction to tachyon condensation in Witten's cubic bosonic open string field theory. We use both the low-energy Yang-Mills description and the language of string field theory to explain the problem of tachyon condensation on unstable D-branes.
(8080 views)
Book cover: Topological Strings and their Physical ApplicationsTopological Strings and their Physical Applications
by - arXiv
We give an introductory review of topological strings and their application to various aspects of superstrings and supersymmetric gauge theories. This review includes developing the necessary mathematical background for topological strings.
(7979 views)