# Superstring Dualities, Dirichlet Branes and the Small Scale Structure of Space

@article{Douglas1996SuperstringDD, title={Superstring Dualities, Dirichlet Branes and the Small Scale Structure of Space}, author={Michael R. Douglas}, journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory}, year={1996} }

We give a broad overview of superstring duality, Dirichlet branes, and some implications of both for questions about the structure of space-time at short distances.

## 34 Citations

### on D-branes

- Physics
- 1999

This is an introduction to the physics of D-branes. Topics covered include Polchinski’s original calculation, a critical assessment of some duality checks, D-brane scattering, and effective…

### Lectures on D-branes

- Physics
- 1998

This is an introduction to the physics of D-branes. Topics covered include Polchinski’s original calculation, a critical assessment of some duality checks, D-brane scattering, and eective worldvolume…

### Instantons on Noncommutative ℝ4, and (2,0) Superconformal Six Dimensional Theory

- Physics, Mathematics
- 1998

Abstract:We show that the resolution of moduli space of ideal instantons parameterizes the instantons on noncommutative ℝ4. This moduli space appears to be the Higgs branch of the theory of…

### Duality in integrable systems and gauge theories

- Mathematics
- 2000

We discuss various dualities, relating integrable systems and show that these dualities are explained in the framework of hamiltonian and Poisson reductions. The dualities we study shed some light on…

### Worldvolume Uncertainty Relations for D-Branes

- Physics
- 1999

By quantizing an open string ending on a D-brane in a nontrivial supergravity background, we argue that there is a new kind of uncertainty relation on a D-brane worldvolume. Furthermore, we fix the…

### Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality

- Mathematics
- 1997

Notes of my 14 ‘lectures on everything’ given at the 1995 Les Houches school. An introductory course in topological and conformal field theory, strings, gauge fields, supersymmetry and more. The…

### Comparing D-branes and black holes with 0- and 6-brane charges

- Physics
- 1997

We consider configurations of D6-branes with a D0-brane charge given by recent work of Taylor and compute interaction potentials with various D-brane probes using a 1-loop open string calculation.…

### Introduction to string dualities

- Physics
- 1998

Recent progress in superstring theory is reviewed. It is shown how S- ,T-, and U-dualities arise in the study of string compactifications, solitons and D-branes to interrelate tring theories…

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