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Anti-de Sitter space and holography
Recently, it has been proposed by Maldacena that large $N$ limits of certain conformal field theories in $d$ dimensions can be described in terms of supergravity (and string theory) on the product ofExpand
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String theory and noncommutative geometry
We extend earlier ideas about the appearance of noncommutative geometry in string theory with a nonzero B-field. We identify a limit in which the entire string dynamics is described by a minimallyExpand
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Quantum field theory and the Jones polynomial
It is shown that 2+1 dimensional quantum Yang-Mills theory, with an action consisting purely of the Chern-Simons term, is exactly soluble and gives a natural framework for understanding the JonesExpand
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Phases of N = 2 theories in two dimensions
By looking at phase transitions which occur as parameters are varied in supersymmetric gauge theories, a natural relation is found between sigma models based on Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces in weightedExpand
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Electric - magnetic duality, monopole condensation, and confinement in N=2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory
Abstract We study the vacuum structure and don spectrum of N =2 supersymmetric gauge theory in four dimensions, with gauge group SU(2). The theory turns out to have remarkably rich and physicalExpand
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Perturbative Gauge Theory as a String Theory in Twistor Space
  • E. Witten
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • 15 December 2003
Perturbative scattering amplitudes in Yang-Mills theory have many unexpected properties, such as holomorphy of the maximally helicity violating amplitudes. To interpret these results, we FourierExpand
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String theory dynamics in various dimensions
Abstract The strong coupling dynamics of string theories in dimension d ⩾ 4 are studied. It is argued, among other things, that eleven-dimensional supergravity arises as a low energy limit of theExpand
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Supersymmetry and Morse theory
It is shown that the Morse inequalities can be obtained by consideration of a certain supersymmetric quantum mechanics Hamiltonian. Some of the implications of modern ideas in mathematics forExpand
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SOLUTIONS OF FOUR-DIMENSIONAL FIELD THEORIES VIA M-THEORY
N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories in four dimensions are studied by formulating them as the quantum field theories derived from configurations of fourbranes, fivebranes, and sixbranes in Type IIAExpand
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Non-commutative geometry and string field theory
An attempt is made to interpret the interactions of bosonic open strings as defining a non-cummulative, associative algebra, and to formulate the classical non-linear field theory of such strings inExpand
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