• Understanding fields using strings: A review

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      Fields; strings; supersymmetry

    • Abstract

       

      In addition to being a prime candidate for a fundamental unified theory of all interactions in nature, string theory provides a natural setting to understand gauge field theories. This is linked to the concept of ‘D-branes’: extended, solitonic excitations of string theory which can be studied using techniques of string theory and which support gauge fields localized along their world-volumes. It follows that the techniques of string theory can be very useful even for those particle physicists who are not specifically interested in unification and/or quantum gravity. In this talk I attempt to review how strings help us to understand fields. The discussion is restricted to 3+1 spacetime dimensions.

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      Sunil Mukhi1

      1. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai - 400 005, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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