Lecture Notes in Physics

String Theory and Fundamental Interactions

Gabriele Veneziano and Theoretical Physics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Editors: Gasperini, Maurizio, Maharana, Jnan (Eds.)

  • Surveys Prof. Gabriele Veneziano’s pioneering work on string theory and nonperturbative QCD
  • State-of-the art tutorial reviews on string cosmology, string dualities and symmetries, and more
  • Includes the commented draft of an unpublished 1973 paper which anticipated important results by more than a decade
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This volume, dedicated to Prof. Gabriele Veneziano on the occasion of his retirement from CERN, starts as a broad historico-scientific study on the work on string theory and nonperturbative QCD that has been pioneered by Prof. Veneziano in the late 60s and early 70s. It goes on to examine the many ramifications this and similar early work has spawned over the past decades and the reader will find state-of-the art tutorial reviews on string cosmology, string dualities and symmetries, and much more.

The book includes a concise updated scientific biography of, and an interview with, Prof. Veneziano, in which he relates his personal views about the present and future of fundamental physics. This is followed by the commented draft of an unpublished paper of 1973 of his, anticipating interesting results which were rediscovered and published more than a decade later.

Overall, this volume is a vast and unique canvas where the re-examination of older and the presentation of newer results and insights are skillfully mixed with personal recollections of the contributing authors, most of them involved in the early days of string and quantum field theory, about Prof. Veneziano and the many interrelated topics considered.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Gabriele Veneziano: A Concise Scientific Biography and an Interview

    Gasperini, M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • An Unpublished Draft by Gabriele Veneziano (1973): “Non-local Field Theory Suggested by Dual Models”

    Veneziano, G.

    Pages 29-44

  • The Birth of the Veneziano Model and String Theory

    Rubinstein, H.

    Pages 47-58

  • The Birth of String Theory

    Vecchia, P. Di

    Pages 59-118

  • The Beginning of String Theory: A Historical Sketch

    Vecchia, P. Di (et al.)

    Pages 119-136

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74232-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
String Theory and Fundamental Interactions
Book Subtitle
Gabriele Veneziano and Theoretical Physics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Editors
  • Maurizio Gasperini
  • Jnan Maharana
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
737
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74233-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74233-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74232-6
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 974
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