String Theory: From Gauge Interactions to Cosmology

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on String Theory: From Gauge Interactions to Cosmology Cargèse, France 7–19 June 2004

  • Laurent Baulieu
  • Jan de Boer
  • Boris Pioline
  • Eliezer Rabinovici

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tom Banks
      Pages 3-17
    3. Michel Bauer, Denis Bernard
      Pages 41-77
    4. Jan de Boer, Asad Naqvi, Assaf Shomer
      Pages 117-127
    5. Alexei Morozov
      Pages 129-162
    6. Lev B. Okun
      Pages 163-175
    7. Bruno Durin, Boris Pioline
      Pages 177-200
    8. Joseph Polchinski
      Pages 229-253
    9. Jose L. F. Barbón, Eliezer Rabinovici
      Pages 255-263
    10. Arkady A. Tseytlin
      Pages 265-290
  3. Seminars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Karim Benakli
      Pages 293-296
    3. Gianluca Calcagni
      Pages 297-303
    4. Sebastián Franco, Yang-Hui He, Christopher Herzog, Johannes Walcher
      Pages 305-309
    5. Daniel GrÜnberg
      Pages 319-324
    6. Veronika E. Hubeny
      Pages 329-335
    7. Matthew Kleban
      Pages 337-340
    8. Paul Koerber
      Pages 341-343
    9. Dan Israël, Ari Pakman
      Pages 351-354
    10. Mukund Rangamani
      Pages 355-362
    11. Vyacheslav S. Rychkov
      Pages 363-369
    12. Scott Watson
      Pages 379-383
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 397-404

About these proceedings


String Theory is our current best candidate for the unification of all fundamental forces, including gravity, in a consistent quantum framework. In this collection of lectures delivered at the Cargèse Summer School "String Theory: from Gauge Interactions to Cosmology'', world leading experts provide an up-to-date survey of the latest developments in this topic, including the gauge/gravity correspondence, superstring cosmology and cosmic strings, topological string theory and matrix models, physics beyond the standard model and the landscape of vacua of string theory, conformal field theory and critical phenomena in statistical mechanics. Many more topics are also discussed in shorter contributions by School participants. Written with an emphasis on pedagogy, this volume will be a invaluable resource to students and experts alike.


Cosmology Gravity Manifold Neutrino Particle Physics geometry string theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurent Baulieu
    • 1
  • Jan de Boer
    • 2
  • Boris Pioline
    • 1
  • Eliezer Rabinovici
    • 3
  1. 1.Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3731-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3733-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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