Superstring theory is a promising theory which can unify all the forces and the matters in particle physics. A new multi-dimensional object which is called "D-brane" was found. It drastically changed our perspective of a unified world. We may live on membrane-like hypersurfaces in higher dimensions ("braneworld scenario"), or we can create blackholes at particle accelarators, or the dynamics of quarks is shown to be equivalent to the higher dimensional gravity theory. All these scenarios are explained in this book with plain words but with little use of equations and with many figures. The book starts with a summary of long-standing problems in elementary particle physics and explains the D-branes and many applications of them. It ends with future roads for a unified ultimate theory of our world.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsParticles, Superstrings, and D-Branes.- Solitons and Particle Physics.- Dimensions of Solitons, Dimensions of Superstring Theory.- D-Branes.- Dynamics of D-Branes.- Braneworld (Application 1).- Inflationary Cosmology in Higher Dimensions (Application 2).- Entropy of Blackholes (Application 3).- Holgraphy and QCD (Application 4).- Toward Description of Ultimate Theory.