# M-Theory (the Theory Formerly Known as Strings)

@article{Duff1996MTheoryT,
title={M-Theory (the Theory Formerly Known as Strings)},
author={M. Duff},
journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
year={1996}
}
• M. Duff
• Published 1996
• Physics
• arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
• Superunification underwent a major paradigm shift in 1984 when eleven-dimensional supergravity was knocked off its pedestal by ten-dimensional superstrings. This last year has witnessed a new shift of equal proportions: perturbative ten-dimensional superstrings have in their turn been superseded by a new non-perturbative theory called {\it $M$-theory}, which describes supermembranes and superfivebranes, which subsumes all five consistent string theories and whose low energy limit is, ironically… CONTINUE READING
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