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The Birth of String Theory

  • P. Di Vecchia
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 737)

Abstract

In this contribution we go through the developments that in the years from 1968 to about 1974 led from the Veneziano model to the bosonic string theory. They include the construction of the N-point amplitude for scalar particles, its factorization through the introduction of an infinite number of oscillators and the proof that the physical subspace was a positive-definite Hilbert space. We also discuss the zero slope limit and the calculation of loop diagrams. Lastly, we describe how it finally was recognized that a quantum-relativistic string theory was the theory underlying the Veneziano model.

Keywords

String Theory Vertex Operator Open String Regge Trajectory Slope Limit 
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  • P. Di Vecchia
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  1. 1.NorditaBlegdamsvej 17Denmark

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