**AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics**

Volume: 44;
2008;
244 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 81; 83;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-4764-0

Product Code: AMSIP/44

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# Advances in String Theory: The First Sowers Workshop in Theoretical Physics

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*Eric Sharpe; Arthur Greenspoon*

A co-publication of the AMS and International Press of Boston

Over the past decade string theory has had an increasing impact on
many areas of physics: high energy and hadronic physics, gravitation
and cosmology, mathematical physics and even condensed matter physics.
The impact has been through many major conceptual and methodological
developments in quantum field theory in the past fifteen years. In
addition, string theory has exerted a dramatic influence on
developments in contemporary mathematics, including
Gromov–Witten theory, mirror symmetry in complex and symplectic
geometry, and important ramifications in enumerative geometry.

This volume is derived from a conference of younger leading
practitioners around the common theme: “What is string
theory?” The talks covered major current topics, both
mathematical and physical, related to string theory.

Titles in this series are co-published with International Press of Boston, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in string theory in mathematics and physics.

# Table of Contents

## Advances in String Theory: The First Sowers Workshop in Theoretical Physics

- Cover Cover11
- Title page iv5
- Contents vi7
- Preface and Acknowledgements viii9
- Puff field theory 112
- Mottness and strong coupling 1526
- Holographic aspects of generalized electric-magnetic dualities 3142
- Null and spacelike singularities and gauge-gravity duality 3950
- Is SUSY natural? 5768
- Brane induced gravity: Codimension-2 6778
- Local bulk operators in AdS/CFT and the fate of the BTZ singularity 8596
- Heterotic geometry and fluxes 101112
- On the spectrum of pure Yang-Mills theory 109120
- Resolving black hole microstates 129140
- Geometry of supersymmetric type II solutions 183194
- Resolving gravitational singularities 193204
- Recent developments in heterotic compactifications 209220
- Worldsheet instantons and torsion curves 231242
- Schedule of talks 241252
- List of participants 243254
- Back Cover Back Cover1258