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The world in eleven dimensions : supergravity, supermembranes and M-theory

Author: M J Duff; Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics, 1999.
Series: Studies in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together seminal papers that have shaped our understanding of the eleven-dimensional world, from supergravity through supermembranes to M-theory. This book contains chapters which include  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Dimension 11
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Duff; Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0750306726 9780750306720 0750306718 9780750306713
OCLC Number: 43353693
Description: xi, 513 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: ELEVEN-DIMENSIONAL SUPERGRAVITYIntroduction Supersymmetries and their representationsNahm 1978Supergravity theory in eleven-dimensionsCremmer, Julia, and Scherk 1978Search for a realistic Kaluza-Klein theoryWitten 1981N=8 supergravity breaks down to N=1Awada, Duff, and Pope 1983Compactification of D=11 supergravity on K3 x T3Duff, Nilsson, and Pope 1983Exact pp-wave solutions of 11-dimensional supergravityHull 1984N=4 remaining supersymmetry in Kaluza-Klein monopole background in D=11 supergravityHan and Koh 1985THE ELEVEN-DIMENSIONAL SUPERMEMBRANEIntroductionSupermembranes and eleven-dimensional supergravityBergshoeff, Sezgin and Townsend 1987On the quantum mechanics of supermembranesde Wit, Hoppe, and Nicolai 1988Multimembrane solutions of d=11 supergravity Duff and Stelle 1991Open p-branes Strominger 1996D-branes from M-branesTownsend 1996THE ELEVEN-DIMENSIONAL SUPERFIVEBRANEIntroductionBlack p-brane solutions of d=11 supergravity theoryGueven 1992 Eleven-dimensional origin of string/string duality: a one loop testDuff, Liu, and Minasian 1995One loop in eleven dimensionsGreen, Gutperle, and Vanhove 1997Five-branes and M-theory on an orbifoldWitten 1996Covariant field equations of the M-theory fivebraneHowe, Sezgin, and West 1997M-THEORY (BEFORE M-THEORY WAS COOL)IntroductionSuperstrings in d=10 from supermembranes in d=11Duff, Howe, Inami, and Stelle 1987Duality rotations in membrane theoryDuff and Lu 1990Unity of superstring dualitiesHull and Townsend 1995The eleven-dimensional supermembrane revisited Townsend 1995INTERSECTING BRANES AND BLACK HOLESIntroductionIntersecting M-branesPapadopoulos and Townsend 1996Harmonic superpositions of M-branesTseytlin 1996The black branes of M-theoryDuff, Lu, and Pope 1996Intersecting M-branes as four-dimensional black holesKlebanov and Tseytlin 1996M-THEORY AND DUALITYIntroductionString theory dynamics in various dimensionsWitten 1995P-brane democracyTownsend 1996The power of M-theorySchwarz 1996Heterotic and Type I string dynamics from eleven dimensionsHorava and Witten 1996M-theory: the theory formerly known as stringsDuff 1996 M-theory as a matrix model: a conjecture Banks, Fischler, Shenker, and Susskind 1997Solutions of four-dimensional field theories via M-theoryWitten 1997The large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravityMaldacena 1998
Series Title: Studies in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation.
Other Titles: Supergravity, supermembranes and M-theory
Supermembranes
M-theory
Responsibility: edited by M.J. Duff.

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