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Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

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Works: 25 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 3,461 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC794.6.S85, 530.14
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Most widely held works about Joseph Gerard Polchinski
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Gerard Polchinski
String theory by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Book )

93 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The two volumes that comprise String Theory provide an up-to-date, 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 T-duality and D-branes are also covered, as are higher-order 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 D-branes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, M-theory, and black hole entropy, and discusses many classic results in conformal field theory. The final four chapters are concerned with four-dimensional 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 world-sheet and spacetime symmetries."--Publisher's description
String theory by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Book )

55 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 164 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, 1-26 June 1992 by Theoretical advanced study institute in elementary particle physics( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 85 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, 1-26 June 2015 by TASI (Conference)( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superstring theory and beyond by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vortex operators in gauge field theories by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( )

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 two-dimensional 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 surface-like 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 vortex-like 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
String theory, Volume 2, Superstring theory and beyond by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 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 D-branes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, M-theory, and black hole entropy. The final chapters are concerned with four-dimensional 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 world-sheet 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
Sutoringu riron : 1 by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Book )

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

String theory, Volume 1, An introduction to the bosonic string by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 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 T-duality and D-branes. Chapter nine treats higher-order 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
El paisaje de la teoria de cuerdas by Raphael Bousso( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutoringu riron( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutoringu riron( Book )

in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

String duality and D-branes by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Colloquium: String duality and D-branes, 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
String theory by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( )

1 edition published in 2010 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

String theory by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( )

1 edition published in 2011 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

Special issue: In memory of Stanley Mandelstam by Geoffrey F Chew( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Joe Polchinski Amerikaans natuurkundige

Joseph Polchinski amerikansk fysikar

Joseph Polchinski amerikansk fysiker

Joseph Polchinski fisico statunitense

Joseph Polchinski physicist working on string theory

Joseph Polchinski US-amerikanischer theoretischer Physiker

Polchinski, J. G.

Polchinski, Joseph.

Polchinski, Joseph 1954-

Полчински, Джозеф

جوزف پلچینسکی فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

জোসেফ পোলচিনস্কি

조지프 폴친스키

ジョセフ・ポルチンスキー

ポルチンスキー, ジョセフ

波爾欽斯基

约瑟夫·泡尔钦斯基

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