Description

``String Theory in Four Dimensions'' contains a representative collection of papers dealing with various aspects of string phenomenology, including compactifications on smooth manifolds and more general conformal field theories. Together with the lucid introduction by M. Dine, this material gives the reader a good working knowledge of our present ideas for connecting string theory to nature.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. String Phenomenology in the Classical Limit. 3. More and more Compactifications. 4. Quantum Effects and Perturbative Supersymmetry Breaking. 5. Non-perturbative Supersymmetry Breaking. 6. Prospects. 7. References. 8. Papers: Outlines of a Phenomenology. Contributors: J.D. Breit, P. Candelas, G.T. Horowitz, B.A. Ovrut, G.C. Segrè, A. Sen, E. Witten. Features of the Low-energy Theory. Contributors: M. Dine, M.D. Freeman, M.T. Grisaru, D.J. Gross, D. Nemeschansky, C.N. Pope, N. Seiberg, A. Sen, A.E.M. van der Ven, X.G. Wen, E. Witten, D. Zanon. Solvable Conformal Field Theories. Contributors: L. Dixon, D. Friedan, J.A. Harvey, E. Martinec, M. Mueller, K.S. Narain, M.H. Sarmadi, S. Shenker, C. Vafa, E. Witten. Quantum Corrections to Classical Solutions. Contributors: M. Dine, E. Martinec, N. Seiberg and E. Witten. Beyond Perturbation Theory. Contributors: M. Dine, J. Derendinger, L.E. Ibáñez, H.P. Nilles, R. Rohm, N. Seiberg, E. Witten.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1988
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
Print ISBN:
9780444871008
Electronic ISBN:
9780444596055

Reviews

"This book contains a representative collection of reprints of papers dealing with various aspects of string phenomenology, including compactifications on smooth manifolds and more general conformal field theories…this material gives the reader a good working knowledge of our present ideas for connecting string theory to nature."--Zentralblatt MATH, 1279.81006