Strings, Branes and Extra Dimensions

  title={Strings, Branes and Extra Dimensions},
  author={S. Forste},
  • S. Forste
  • Published 2001
  • Physics
  • This review is devoted to strings and branes. Firstly, perturbative string theory is introduced. The appearance of various types of branes is discussed. These include orbifold fixed planes, D-branes and orientifold planes. The connection to BPS vacua of supergravity is presented afterwards. As applications, we outline the role of branes in string dualities, field theory dualities, the AdS/CFT correspondence and scenarios where the string scale is at a TeV. Some issues of warped… CONTINUE READING
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