Springer Proceedings in Physics

Quantum String Theory

Proceedings of the Second Yukawa Memorial Symposium, Nishinomiya, Japan, October 23–24, 1987

Editors: Kawamoto, Noboru, Kugo, Taichiro (Eds.)

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String theories seem to have created a breakthrough in theoretical physics. At long last a unfied theory of all the fundamental interactions, including gravity, looks possible. This, according to theorist Stephen Hawking, will mark the end of theoretical physics as we have known it, since we will then have a single consistent theory within which to explain all natural phenomena from elementary particles to galactic superclusters. Strings themselves are extremely tiny entities, smaller than the Planck scale, which form loops whose vibrational harmonics can be used to model all the standard elementary particles. Of course the mathematical complexities of the theory are daunting, and physicists are still at a very early stage in understanding how strings and their theoretical cousins superstrings can be used. This proceedings volume gives an overview of the intense recent work in the field and reports latest developments.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum String Theory
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Second Yukawa Memorial Symposium, Nishinomiya, Japan, October 23–24, 1987
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Physics
Series Volume
31
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-46655-7
Series ISSN
0930-8989
Edition Number
1
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