ISBN-10:
3642055478
ISBN-13:
9783642055478
Pub. Date:
12/14/2011
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Unity from Duality: Gravity, Gauge Theory and Strings: Les Houches Session LXXVI, July 30 - August 31, 2001 / Edition 1

Unity from Duality: Gravity, Gauge Theory and Strings: Les Houches Session LXXVI, July 30 - August 31, 2001 / Edition 1

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Unity from Duality: Gravity, Gauge Theory and Strings: Les Houches Session LXXVI, July 30 - August 31, 2001 / Edition 1

The contributions to this volume of the famous summer school in Les Houches cover the recent developments in supersymmetric string theory, the gauge theory/string theory correspondence and string duality. The book is a comprehensive introduction to the recent developments in string/M-theory and quantum gravity.

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ISBN-13: 9783642055478
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Series: Les Houches - Ecole d'Ete de Physique Theorique , #76
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 664
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

Supergravity.- Supersymmetric Gauge Theories.- An Introduction to Duality Symmetries in String Theory.- Les Houches Lectures on Large N Field Theories and Gravity.- D-branes on the Conifold and N = 1 Gauge/Gravity Dualities.- De Sitter Space.- String Compactification with N = 1 Supersymmetry.- Lectures on Open Strings, and Noncommutative Gauge Theories.- Condensates near the Argyres-Douglas Point in SU(2) Gauge Theory with Broken N = 2 Supersymmetry.- Quantum Field Theory with Extra Dimensions.- Special Holonomy Spaces and M-Theory.- Four Dimensional Non-Critical Strings.- U-Opportunities: Why is Ten Equal to Ten?.- Exact Answers to Approximate Questions — Noncommutative dipoles, Open Wilson Lines and UV-IR Duality.- Open-String Models With Broken Supersymmetry.- On A Field Theory of Open Strings, Tachyon Condensation and Closed Strings.- Exceptional Magic.

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