**String Theory: a perspective over the last 25 years**

by Sunil Mukhi

**Publisher**: arXiv 2011**Number of pages**: 45

**Description**:

This article provides some historical background and then reviews developments in string theory over the last twenty-five years or so. Both perturbative and non-perturbative approaches to string theory are surveyed and their impact on how we view quantum gravity is analysed.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(430KB, PDF)

## Similar books

**String Theory**

by

**Maximilian Kreuzer**-

**Technische Universitat Wien**

Contents: Introduction; The bosonic string; Quantization of bosonic strings; Superstrings; Conformal field theory (conformal group, Wick rotation and Euclidean fields, Tensors, energy-momentum, and correlations, First order systems and ghosts, etc).

(

**5613**views)

**An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution**

by

**Leonard Susskind, James Lindesay**-

**OECD Publishing**

Leonard Susskind, one of the co-inventors of the Holographic Principle as well as one of the founders of String theory, develops and explains these concepts. This well-planned, stimulating and provocative book can be enthusiastically recommended.

(

**9448**views)

**String Theory**

by

**David Tong**-

**University of Cambridge**

These lecture notes provide a detailed introduction to the bosonic string and conformal field theory. The text is aimed at beginning graduate students. It assumes a working knowledge of quantum field theory and general relativity.

(

**6300**views)

**Strings and Geometry**

by

**M. Douglas, J. Gauntlett, M. Gross**-

**American Mathematical Society**

This volume highlights the interface between string theory and algebraic geometry. The topics covered include manifolds of special holonomy, supergravity, supersymmetry, D-branes, the McKay correspondence and the Fourier-Mukai transform.

(

**8277**views)