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Superstring Theory
25th Anniversary Edition

Volume 2. Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107029132

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About the Authors
  • Twenty-five years ago, Michael Green, John Schwarz, and Edward Witten wrote two volumes on string theory. Published during a period of rapid progress in this subject, these volumes were highly influential for a generation of students and researchers. Despite the immense progress that has been made in the field since then, the systematic exposition of the foundations of superstring theory presented in these volumes is just as relevant today as when first published. Volume 2 is concerned with the evaluation of one-loop amplitudes, the study of anomalies and phenomenology. It examines the low energy effective field theory analysis of anomalies, the emergence of the gauge groups E8 x E8 and SO(32) and the four-dimensional physics that arises by compactification of six extra dimensions. Featuring a new Preface setting the work in context in light of recent advances, this book is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in high energy physics and astrophysics, as well as mathematicians.

    • Twenty-fifth anniversary reissue featuring a new Preface setting the work in context in light of recent advances
    • Following on from Volume 1, this volume focuses largely on the evaluation of one-loop amplitudes, the study of anomalies and phenomenology
    • Together, the two volumes provide a basic review of the subject and are still relevant to many current themes of research
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Both volumes of Superstring Theory are likely to remain standard reference works for years to come.' Paul K. Townsend, Nature

    '… these books still belong on the essential reading list for anyone wanting to gain a deep understanding of the subject.' Douglas J. Smith, Mathematical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107029132
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 160 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    8. One-loop diagrams in the bosonic string theory
    9. One-loop diagrams in superstring theory
    10. The gauge anomaly in type I superstring theory
    11. Functional methods in the light-cone gauge
    12. Some differential geometry
    13. Low-energy effective action
    14. Compactification of higher dimensions
    15. Some algebraic geometry
    16. Models of low-energy supersymmetry

  • Authors

    Michael B. Green, University of Cambridge
    Michael B. Green is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

    John H. Schwarz, California Institute of Technology
    John H. Schwarz is the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

    Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
    Edward Witten is the Charles Simonyi Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

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