World in Eleven Dimensions: Supergravity, Supermembranes and M-Theory

World in Eleven Dimensions: Supergravity, Supermembranes and M-Theory

by M. J. Duff (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780750306713
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

ELEVEN-DIMENSIONAL SUPERGRAVITY
Introduction

Supersymmetries and their representations
Nahm 1978
Supergravity theory in eleven-dimensions
Cremmer, Julia, and Scherk 1978
Search for a realistic Kaluza-Klein theory
Witten 1981
N=8 supergravity breaks down to N=1
Awada, Duff, and Pope 1983
Compactification of D=11 supergravity on K3 × T3
Duff, Nilsson, and Pope 1983
Exact pp-wave solutions of 11-dimensional supergravity
Hull 1984
N=4 remaining supersymmetry in Kaluza-Klein monopole background in D=11 supergravity
Han and Koh 1985

THE ELEVEN-DIMENSIONAL SUPERMEMBRANE
Introduction

Supermembranes and eleven-dimensional supergravity
Bergshoeff, Sezgin and Townsend 1987
On the quantum mechanics of supermembranes
de Wit, Hoppe, and Nicolai 1988
Multimembrane solutions of d=11 supergravity
Duff and Stelle 1991
Open p-branes
Strominger 1996
D-branes from M-branes
Townsend 1996

THE ELEVEN-DIMENSIONAL SUPERFIVEBRANE
Introduction

Black p-brane solutions of d=11 supergravity theory
Gueven 1992
Eleven-dimensional origin of string/string duality: a one loop test
Duff, Liu, and Minasian 1995
One loop in eleven dimensions
Green, Gutperle, and Vanhove 1997
Five-branes and M-theory on an orbifold
Witten 1996
Covariant field equations of the M-theory fivebrane
Howe, Sezgin, and West 1997

M-THEORY (BEFORE M-THEORY WAS COOL)
Introduction

Superstrings in d=10 from supermembranes in d=11
Duff, Howe, Inami, and Stelle 1987
Duality rotations in membrane theory
Duff and Lu 1990
Unity of superstring dualities
Hull and Townsend 1995
The eleven-dimensional supermembrane revisited
Townsend 1995

INTERSECTING BRANES AND BLACK HOLES
Introduction

Intersecting M-branes
Papadopoulos and Townsend 1996
Harmonic superpositions of M-branes
Tseytlin 1996
The black branes of M-theory
Duff, Lu, and Pope 1996
Intersecting M-branes as four-dimensional black holes
Klebanov and Tseytlin 1996

M-THEORY AND DUALITY
Introduction

String theory dynamics in various dimensions
Witten 1995
P-brane democracy
Townsend 1996
The power of M-theory
Schwarz 1996
Heterotic and Type I string dynamics from eleven dimensions
Horava and Witten 1996
M-theory: the theory formerly known as strings
Duff 1996
M-theory as a matrix model: a conjecture
Banks, Fischler, Shenker, and Susskind 1997
Solutions of four-dimensional field theories via M-theory
Witten 1997
The large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
Maldacena 1998

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