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Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

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Works: 13 works in 147 publications in 3 languages and 3,102 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
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 )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 543 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 )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 146 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 )

51 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 141 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 )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the bosonic string by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 3 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

The cosmological constant, the anthropic principle, and the string landscape by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joseph Polchinski, Professor of Physics, UCSB, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, points out that our vacuum is a complicated quantum state, which should have an enormous energy density, and it has long been a critical problem to understand why it does not. Twenty years ago, Weinberg and others offered an unconventional and controversial solution in terms of the anthropic principle, and correctly foresaw the later discovery of a nonzero vacuum energy. Prof. Polchinski reviews these developments, and discusses how they fit into our current understanding of string theory and where this might be going
<> by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

String theory by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( )

1 edition published in 2010 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 2005 in Undetermined 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

<> by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 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 US-amerikanischer theoretischer Physiker

Polchinski, J. G.

Polchinski, Joseph.

Polchinski, Joseph 1954-

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

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