Cargèse Lectures on String Theory with Eight Supercharges

@inproceedings{Guica2007CargseLO,
  title={Carg{\`e}se Lectures on String Theory with Eight Supercharges},
  author={Monica Guica and Andrew Strominger},
  year={2007}
}

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