Superstrings and New Perspective of Our World

  • Koji Hashimoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-165

About this book


Superstring theory is a promising theory which can potentially unify all the forces and the matters in particle physics. A new multi-dimensional object which is called "D-brane" was found. It drastically changed our perspective of a unified world. We may live on membrane-like hypersurfaces in higher dimensions ("braneworld scenario"), or we can create blackholes at particle accelarators, or the dynamics of quarks is shown to be equivalent to the higher dimensional gravity theory. All these scenarios are explained in this book with plain words but with little use of equations and with many figures. The book starts with a summary of long-standing problems in elementary particle physics and explains the D-branes and many applications of them. It ends with future roads for a unified ultimate theory of our world.



D-Brane Entropy of black holes Higher-dimensional hypersurfaces Particle physics Solitons String theory Superstring Ultimate theory of the world Unification of all forces in particle physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Koji Hashimoto
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  1. 1.Theoretical Physics Lab.RIKENSaitamaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23573-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23574-0
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