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D-Brane pp 99-146 | Cite as

Application of D-Brane Physics

  • Koji Hashimoto
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Abstract

Since the discovery of D-branes as solitons of string theory by Polchinski in 1995, the application research has been explosively developed. This word “explosively” is not an exaggeration. D-branes have given tremendous influences not only to the framework of string theory but also to various physics around, by their flexibility. They have brought us not a slight influence but a huge revolution such as a creation of new subjects and supply of new paradigms. In this chapter, I will pick up four topics which have been considerably developed intrinsically owing to the emergence of the D-branes, and will have a brief explanation for each. As you can read these four sections independently, you might start with whichever section you are interested in. Since they are leading-edge research results, I am forced to omit details a little bit. However, I hope you may read the great influences given by D-branes, the possibility of their future, and the excitement of researchers engaged in the study of D-branes.

Keywords

Black Hole String Theory Gauge Symmetry Open String Gravity Theory 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical Physics Lab.RIKENWakoJapan

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