Superstring Theory: 25th Anniversary Edition

Superstring Theory: 25th Anniversary Edition

by Michael B. Green, John H. Schwarz, Edward Witten
     
 

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Twenty-five years ago, Michael Green, John Schwarz, and Edward Witten wrote two volumes on string theory. Published during a period of rapid progress in this subject, these volumes were highly influential for a generation of students and researchers. Despite the immense progress that has been made in the field since then, the systematic exposition of the

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Twenty-five years ago, Michael Green, John Schwarz, and Edward Witten wrote two volumes on string theory. Published during a period of rapid progress in this subject, these volumes were highly influential for a generation of students and researchers. Despite the immense progress that has been made in the field since then, the systematic exposition of the foundations of superstring theory presented in these volumes is just as relevant today as when first published. Volume 2 is concerned with the evaluation of one-loop amplitudes, the study of anomalies and phenomenology. It examines the low energy effective field theory analysis of anomalies, the emergence of the gauge groups E8 x E8 and SO(32) and the four-dimensional physics that arises by compactification of six extra dimensions. Featuring a new Preface setting the work in context in light of recent advances, this book is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in high energy physics and astrophysics, as well as mathematicians.

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"… these books still belong on the essential reading list for anyone wanting to gain a deep understanding of the subject."
Douglas J. Smith, Mathematical Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107029118
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2012
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
Anniversary edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Michael B. Green is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

John H. Schwarz is the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

Edward Witten is the Charles Simonyi Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

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