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String Theory: A Framework for Quantum Gravity and Various Applications

  title={String Theory: A Framework for Quantum Gravity and Various Applications},
  author={Spenta R. Wadia},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • S. Wadia
  • Published 5 September 2008
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
In this semi-technical review we discuss string theory (and all that goes by that name) as a framework for a quantum theory of gravity. This is a new paradigm in theoretical physics that goes beyond relativistic quantum field theory. We provide concrete evidence for this proposal. It leads to the resolution of the ultra-violet catastrophe of Einstein's theory of general relativity and an explanation of the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy (of a class of black holes) in terms of Boltzmann's formula… 

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