By Laurent Baulieu, Jan de Boer, Boris Pioline, Eliezer Rabinovici
String concept is our present top candidate for the unification of all basic forces, together with gravity, in a constant quantum framework. during this selection of lectures brought on the Carg?se summer season institution "String idea: from Gauge Interactions to Cosmology'', international major specialists supply an up to date survey of the newest advancements during this subject, together with the gauge/gravity correspondence, superstring cosmology and cosmic strings, topological string concept and matrix types, physics past the normal version and the panorama of vacua of string concept, conformal box conception and demanding phenomena in statistical mechanics. Many extra subject matters also are mentioned in shorter contributions by means of university members. Written with an emphasis on pedagogy, this quantity should be a valuable source to scholars and specialists alike.
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String Theory - from Gauge Interactions to Cosmolog by Laurent Baulieu, Jan de Boer, Boris Pioline, Eliezer Rabinovici