Stable Non-BPS States in String Theory

  title={Stable Non-BPS States in String Theory},
  author={Ashoke Sen},
Many string theories contain states which are not BPS, but are stable due to charge conservation. In many cases the description of these states in the strong coupling limit remains unknown despite the existence of a weakly coupled dual theory. However, we show that in some cases duality symmetries in string theory do enable us to identify these states in the strong coupling limit and calculate their masses. We also speculate that in some of the other cases the missing states might arise from… CONTINUE READING
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