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Book DetailsAMS/IP Studies in Advanced MathematicsVolume: 44; 2008; 244 ppMSC: Primary 81; 83;
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.ReadershipGraduate students and research mathematicians interested in string theory in mathematics and physics.

Table of Contents

Chapters

Puff field theory

Mottness and strong coupling

Holographic aspects of generalized electricmagnetic dualities

Null and spacelike singularities and gaugegravity duality

Is SUSY natural?

Brane induced gravity: Codimension2

Local bulk operators in AdS/CFT and the fate of the BTZ singularity

Heterotic geometry and fluxes

On the spectrum of pure YangMills theory

Resolving black hole microstates

Geometry of supersymmetric type II solutions

Resolving gravitational singularities

Recent developments in heterotic compactifications

Worldsheet instantons and torsion curves


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

Chapters

Puff field theory

Mottness and strong coupling

Holographic aspects of generalized electricmagnetic dualities

Null and spacelike singularities and gaugegravity duality

Is SUSY natural?

Brane induced gravity: Codimension2

Local bulk operators in AdS/CFT and the fate of the BTZ singularity

Heterotic geometry and fluxes

On the spectrum of pure YangMills theory

Resolving black hole microstates

Geometry of supersymmetric type II solutions

Resolving gravitational singularities

Recent developments in heterotic compactifications

Worldsheet instantons and torsion curves