# String Theory: A Framework for Quantum Gravity and Various Applications

@article{Wadia2008StringTA, title={String Theory: A Framework for Quantum Gravity and Various Applications}, author={Spenta R. Wadia}, journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology}, year={2008} }

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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