Foundations of Physics

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 174–181

String Theory


DOI: 10.1007/s10701-011-9620-x

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Susskind, L. Found Phys (2013) 43: 174. doi:10.1007/s10701-011-9620-x


After reviewing the original motivation for the formulation of string theory and what we learned from it, I discuss some of the implications of the holographic principle and of string dualities for the question of the building blocks of nature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics and Department of PhysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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