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Some Applications of Commutative Algebra to String Theory

  • Paul S. AspinwallEmail author
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Abstract

String theory was first introduced as a model for strong nuclear interactions, then reinterpreted as a model for quantum gravity, and then all fundamental physics.

Keywords

Modulus Space Matrix Factorization Toric Variety Closed String Monomial Ideal 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

I thank R. Plesser for many useful discussions. This work was partially supported by NSF grant DMS–0905923. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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