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David Olive: his life and work.

  title={David Olive: his life and work.},
  author={E. Corrigan and P. Goddard},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • E. Corrigan, P. Goddard
  • Published 2020
  • Philosophy, Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
  • David Olive, who died in Barton, Cambridgeshire, on 7 November 2012, aged 75, was a theoretical physicist who made seminal contributions to the development of string theory and to our understanding of the structure of quantum field theory. In early work on $S$-matrix theory, he helped to provide the conceptual framework within which string theory was initially formulated. His work, with Gliozzi and Scherk, on supersymmetry in string theory made possible the whole idea of superstrings, now… CONTINUE READING


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