Polchinski, Joseph Gerard
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Works:  27 works in 188 publications in 4 languages and 3,427 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Editor 
Classifications:  QC794.6.S85, 530.14 
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Joseph Gerard Polchinski
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Most widely held works by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski
String theory by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
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)
40 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The two volumes that comprise String Theory provide an uptodate, comprehensive account of string theory. Volume 1 provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string, based on the Polyakov path integral and conformal field theory. The first four chapters introduce the central ideas of string theory, the tools of conformal field theory, the Polyakov path integral, and the covariant quantization of the string. The book then treats string interactions: the general formalism, and detailed treatments of the tree level and one loop amplitudes. Toroidal compactification and many important aspects of string physics, such as Tduality and Dbranes are also covered, as are higherorder amplitudes, including an analysis of their finiteness and unitarity, and various nonperturbative ideas. The volume closes with an appendix giving a short course on path integral methods, followed by annotated references, and a detailed glossary. Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond, begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and goes on to a broad presentation of the important advances of recent years. The book first introduces the type I, type II, and heterotic superstring theories and their interactions. It then goes on to present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of Dbranes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, Mtheory, and black hole entropy, and discusses many classic results in conformal field theory. The final four chapters are concerned with fourdimensional string theories, and have two goals: to show how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model; and to collect many important and beautiful general results on worldsheet and spacetime symmetries."  Publisher's description
40 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The two volumes that comprise String Theory provide an uptodate, comprehensive account of string theory. Volume 1 provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string, based on the Polyakov path integral and conformal field theory. The first four chapters introduce the central ideas of string theory, the tools of conformal field theory, the Polyakov path integral, and the covariant quantization of the string. The book then treats string interactions: the general formalism, and detailed treatments of the tree level and one loop amplitudes. Toroidal compactification and many important aspects of string physics, such as Tduality and Dbranes are also covered, as are higherorder amplitudes, including an analysis of their finiteness and unitarity, and various nonperturbative ideas. The volume closes with an appendix giving a short course on path integral methods, followed by annotated references, and a detailed glossary. Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond, begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and goes on to a broad presentation of the important advances of recent years. The book first introduces the type I, type II, and heterotic superstring theories and their interactions. It then goes on to present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of Dbranes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, Mtheory, and black hole entropy, and discusses many classic results in conformal field theory. The final four chapters are concerned with fourdimensional string theories, and have two goals: to show how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model; and to collect many important and beautiful general results on worldsheet and spacetime symmetries."  Publisher's description
String theory by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
Book
)
54 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V. 1. An introduction to the bosonic string  v. 2. Superstring theory and beyond
54 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V. 1. An introduction to the bosonic string  v. 2. Superstring theory and beyond
String theory by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
Book
)
52 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V. 1. An introduction to the bosonic string  v. 2. Superstring theory and beyond
52 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V. 1. An introduction to the bosonic string  v. 2. Superstring theory and beyond
Recent directions in particle theory : from superstrings and black holes to the standard model : proceedings of the 1992 Theoretical
Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics, Boulder, Colorado, 126 June 1992 by Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics(
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5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String theory by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
TASI 2015 : new frontiers in fields and strings : proceedings of the 2015 Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary
Particle Physics, Boulder, Colorado, 126 June 2015 by TASI (Conference)(
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2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vortex operators in gauge field theories by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
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2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Several related aspects of the 't Hooft vortex operator are studied. The current picture of the vacuum of quantum chromodynamics, the idea of dual field theories, and the idea of the vortex operator are reviewed first. The Abelian vortex operator written in terms of elementary fields and the calculation of its Green's functions are considered. A twodimensional solvable model of a Dirac string is presented. The expression of the Green's functions more neatly in terms of Wu and Yang's geometrical idea of sections is addressed. The renormalization of the Green's functions of two kinds of Abelian looplike operators, the Wilson loop and the vortex operator, is studied; for both operators only an overall multiplicative renormalization is needed. In the case of the vortex this involves a surprising cancellation. Next, the dependence of the Green's functions of the Wilson and 't Hooft operators on the nature of the vacuum is discussed. The cluster properties of the Green's functions are emphasized. It is seen that the vortex operator in a massive Abelian theory always has surfacelike clustering. The form of Green's functions in terms of Feynman graphs is the same in Higgs and symmetric phases; the difference appears in the sum over all tadpole trees. Finally, systems having fields in the fundamental representation are considered. When these fields enter only weakly into the dynamics, a vortexlike operator is anticipated. Any such operator can no longer be local looplike, but must have commutators at long range. A U(1) lattice gauge theory with two matter fields, one singly charged (fundamental) and one doubly charged (adjoint), is examined. When the fundamental field is weakly coupled, the expected phase transitions are found. When it is strongly coupled, the operator still appears to be a good order parameter, a discontinuous change in its behavior leads to a new phase transition. 18 figures
2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Several related aspects of the 't Hooft vortex operator are studied. The current picture of the vacuum of quantum chromodynamics, the idea of dual field theories, and the idea of the vortex operator are reviewed first. The Abelian vortex operator written in terms of elementary fields and the calculation of its Green's functions are considered. A twodimensional solvable model of a Dirac string is presented. The expression of the Green's functions more neatly in terms of Wu and Yang's geometrical idea of sections is addressed. The renormalization of the Green's functions of two kinds of Abelian looplike operators, the Wilson loop and the vortex operator, is studied; for both operators only an overall multiplicative renormalization is needed. In the case of the vortex this involves a surprising cancellation. Next, the dependence of the Green's functions of the Wilson and 't Hooft operators on the nature of the vacuum is discussed. The cluster properties of the Green's functions are emphasized. It is seen that the vortex operator in a massive Abelian theory always has surfacelike clustering. The form of Green's functions in terms of Feynman graphs is the same in Higgs and symmetric phases; the difference appears in the sum over all tadpole trees. Finally, systems having fields in the fundamental representation are considered. When these fields enter only weakly into the dynamics, a vortexlike operator is anticipated. Any such operator can no longer be local looplike, but must have commutators at long range. A U(1) lattice gauge theory with two matter fields, one singly charged (fundamental) and one doubly charged (adjoint), is examined. When the fundamental field is weakly coupled, the expected phase transitions are found. When it is strongly coupled, the operator still appears to be a good order parameter, a discontinuous change in its behavior leads to a new phase transition. 18 figures
Sutoringu riron by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
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4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the bosonic string by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
Book
)
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superstring theory and beyond by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
Book
)
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sutoringu riron(
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)
3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El paisaje de la teoria de cuerdas by Raphael Bousso(
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2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String theory, Volume 1, An introduction to the bosonic string by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
)
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String Theory comprises two volumes which give a comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 1, first published in 1998, provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string. The first four chapters introduce the central ideas of string theory, the tools of conformal field theory and of the Polyakov path integral, and the covariant quantization of the string. The next three chapters treat string interactions: the general formalism, and detailed treatments of the tree level and one loop amplitudes. Chapter eight covers toroidal compactification and many important aspects of string physics, such as Tduality and Dbranes. Chapter nine treats higherorder amplitudes, including an analysis of their finiteness and unitarity, and various nonperturbative ideas. An appendix giving a short course on path integral methods is included. This is an essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in modern superstring theory
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String Theory comprises two volumes which give a comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 1, first published in 1998, provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string. The first four chapters introduce the central ideas of string theory, the tools of conformal field theory and of the Polyakov path integral, and the covariant quantization of the string. The next three chapters treat string interactions: the general formalism, and detailed treatments of the tree level and one loop amplitudes. Chapter eight covers toroidal compactification and many important aspects of string physics, such as Tduality and Dbranes. Chapter nine treats higherorder amplitudes, including an analysis of their finiteness and unitarity, and various nonperturbative ideas. An appendix giving a short course on path integral methods is included. This is an essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in modern superstring theory
String theory, Volume 2, Superstring theory and beyond by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
)
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String Theory, first published in 1998, comprises two volumes which provide a comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 2 begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and presents the important advances of recent years. The first three chapters introduce the type I, type II, and heterototic superstring theories and their interactions. The next two chapters present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of Dbranes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, Mtheory, and black hole entropy. The final chapters are concerned with fourdimensional string theories, showing how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model. They collect many important results on worldsheet and spacetime symmetries. An appendix summarizes the necessary background on fermions and supersymmetry. An essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in superstring theory
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String Theory, first published in 1998, comprises two volumes which provide a comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 2 begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and presents the important advances of recent years. The first three chapters introduce the type I, type II, and heterototic superstring theories and their interactions. The next two chapters present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of Dbranes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, Mtheory, and black hole entropy. The final chapters are concerned with fourdimensional string theories, showing how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model. They collect many important results on worldsheet and spacetime symmetries. An appendix summarizes the necessary background on fermions and supersymmetry. An essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in superstring theory
Superstrings theory and beyond by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
String theory by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
Book
)
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An introduction to the bosonic string by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
Book
)
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Special issue: In memory of Stanley Mandelstam by
Geoffrey F Chew(
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1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
String duality and Dbranes by
Joseph Gerard Polchinski(
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1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Colloquium: String duality and Dbranes, Oct. 2, 2000.  Lecture I: Gauge/gravity duality, Oct. 3.  Lecture II: N=1 gauge/gravity duals, Part 1, Oct. 5.  Lecture III: N=1gauge/gravity duals, Part II, Oct. 10.  Lecture IV: N=1 gauge/gravity duals, Part III, Oct. 12
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Colloquium: String duality and Dbranes, Oct. 2, 2000.  Lecture I: Gauge/gravity duality, Oct. 3.  Lecture II: N=1 gauge/gravity duals, Part 1, Oct. 5.  Lecture III: N=1gauge/gravity duals, Part II, Oct. 10.  Lecture IV: N=1 gauge/gravity duals, Part III, Oct. 12
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Astrophysics California Institute of Technology Dbranes DeWitt, Bryce S.(Bryce Seligman), Feynman, Richard P.(Richard Phillips), Field theory (Physics) Harvard University Hooft, G. 't Maldacena, Juan Martín, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Particles (Nuclear physics) Quantum field theory Quantum gravity Renormalization (Physics) Schwarz, John H Standard model (Nuclear physics) Stanford Linear Accelerator Center String models Superstring theories Supersymmetry Tombrello, Thomas A University of California, Berkeley University of Texas at Austin Witten, E
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Joe Polchinski Amerikaans natuurkundige
Joseph Polchinski amerikansk fysikar
Joseph Polchinski amerikansk fysiker
Joseph Polchinski fisico statunitense
Joseph Polchinski USamerikanischer theoretischer Physiker
Polchinski, J. G.
Polchinski, Joseph.
Polchinski, Joseph 1954
Полчински, Джозеф
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জোসেফ পোলচিনস্কি
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