A Brief History of String Theory

From Dual Models to M-Theory

Authors:

ISBN: 978-3-642-45127-0 (Print) 978-3-642-45128-7 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

  2. No Access

    Book Chapter

    Pages 1-18

    History and Mythology

  3. The (Very) Early Years: 1959–1973

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 21-50

      Particle Physics in the Sixties

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 51-70

      The Veneziano Model

    4. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 71-95

      The Hadronic String

    5. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 97-109

      Supersymmetric Strings and Field Theoretic Limits

  4. A Decade of Darkness: 1974–1984

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 113-132

      An Early Demise?

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 133-146

      Theoretical Exaptation in String Theory

    4. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 147-166

      Turning Point(s)

  5. String Theory Becomes Super: 1985–1995

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 169-206

      Superstring Theory and the Real World

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 207-242

      A ‘Second Superstring Revolution’ and the Future of String Theory

  6. No Access

    Book Chapter

    Pages E1-E1

    Erratum to: Particle Physics in the Sixties

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 243-251