String Theory: An Overview

  • J. Louis
  • T. Mohaupt
  • S. Theisen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 721)


Black Hole Gauge Theory String Theory Gauge Group Open String 
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Selected References

  1. Almost all papers on string theory since 1991 are available on http://de.arxiv. org/archive/hep-th. Below we will only give a few references which will guide the reader to more specific publications.Google Scholar
  2. B. Greene, “The Elegant Universe: Superstring, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory,” W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.Google Scholar
  3. L. Randall, “Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions,” HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.Google Scholar
  4. L. Susskind, “The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design,” Little Brown and Company, 2005.Google Scholar
  5. M. B. Green, J. H. Schwarz and E. Witten, “Superstring Theory. Vol. 1: Introduction, Vol. 2: Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies And Phenomenology,” Cambridge University Press 1987.Google Scholar
  6. D. Lüst and S. Theisen “Lectures on String Theory”, Lect. Notes Phys. 346 (1989).Google Scholar
  7. J. Polchinski, “String theory. Vol. 1: An introduction to the bosonic string, Vol. 2: Superstring theory and beyond,” Cambridge University Press 1998.Google Scholar
  8. B. Zwiebach, “A first course in string theory,” Cambridge University Press 2004.Google Scholar
  9. L. Susskind and J. Lindesay, “An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution: The Holographic Universe,” World Scientific Publishing 2004.Google Scholar
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  11. B. Pioline, “Lectures on on Black Holes, Topological Strings and Quantum Attractors,” hep-th/0607227.Google Scholar
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  13. A. Sen, “An introduction to non-perturbative string theory,” hep-th/9802051.Google Scholar
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  16. C. P. Bachas, “Lectures on D-branes,” hep-th/9806199.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Louis
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Mohaupt
    • 3
  • S. Theisen
    • 4
  1. 1.II. Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität Hamburg22761 HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Zentrum für Mathematische PhysikUniversität Hamburg20146 HamburgGermany
  3. 3.Theoretical Physics Division, Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolU.K.
  4. 4.Max-Planck-Institut für GravitationsphysikAlbert-Einstein-InstitutAm Mühlenberg 1Germany

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