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M-Theory and Quantum Geometry - NATO Science Series C 556 (Hardback)
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M-Theory and Quantum Geometry - NATO Science Series C 556 (Hardback)

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Hardback 454 Pages / Published: 30/09/2000
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The fundamental structure of matter and spacetime at the shortest length scales remains an exciting frontier of basic research in theoretical physics. A unifying theme in this area is the quantization of geometrical objects. The majority of lectures at the Advanced Study Institute on Quantum Ge- ometry in Akureyri was on recent advances in superstring theory, which is the leading candidate for a unified description of all known elementary par- ticles and interactions. The geometric concept of one-dimensional extended objects, or strings, has always been at the core of superstring theory but in recent years the focus has shifted to include also higher-dimensional ob- jects, so called D-branes, which play a key role in the non-perturbative dynamics of the theory. A related development has seen the strong coupling regime of a given string theory identified with the weak coupling regime of what was previ- ously believed to be a different theory, and a web of such" dualities" that interrelates all known superstring theories has emerged. The resulting uni- fied theoretical framework, termed M-theory, has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780792364740
Number of pages: 454
Weight: 1850 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 26 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.

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