RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 773812736 LA Translated from Japanese. UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=885271 T1 D-brane : superstrings and new perspective of our world A1 Hashimoto, Koji., PB Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg PP Berlin, Heidelberg YR 2012 SN 9783642235740 3642235743 AB Superstring theory is a promising theory which can potentially unify all the forces and the matters in particle physics. A new multi-dimensional object which is called "D-brane" was found. It drastically changed our perspective of a unified world. We may live on membrane-like hypersurfaces in higher dimensions ("braneworld scenario"), or we can create blackholes at particle accelarators, or the dynamics of quarks is shown to be equivalent to the higher dimensional gravity theory. All these scenarios are explained in this book with plain words but with little use of equations and with many figures. The book starts with a summary of long-standing problems in elementary particle physics and explains the D-branes and many applications of them. It ends with future roads for a unified ultimate theory of our world.