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From superstrings to M theory

Schwarz, John H. (1999) From superstrings to M theory. Physics Reports, 315 (1-3). pp. 107-121. ISSN 0370-1573. doi:10.1016/S0370-1573(99)00016-2.

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In the strong coupling limit Type IIA superstring theory develops an 11th dimension that is not apparent in perturbation theory. This suggests the existence of a consistent 11D quantum theory, called M theory, which is approximated by 11D supergravity at low energies. In this review we describe some of the evidence for this picture and some of its implications.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. Available online 29 June 1999. Work supported in part by the U.S. Dept. of Energy under Grant No. DE-FG03-92-ER40701.
Subject Keywords:String theory; M theory; Supersymmetry; Superstrings
Issue or Number:1-3
Classification Code:PACS 11.25.−w; 11.25.Sq; 04.50.+h
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Official Citation:John H Schwarz, From superstrings to M theory, Physics Reports, Volume 315, Issues 1–3, July 1999, Pages 107-121, ISSN 0370-1573,
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