General relativity, strings, and mathematical physics

Massimo Porrati

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    We give a historical review of some aspects of string theory relevant to our present understanding of General Relativity, and connected with Einstein's unification program. We also point out to various mathematical fallouts of string theory.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)73-84
    Number of pages12
    JournalLetters in Mathematical Physics
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Apr 1 1999


    • Conformal
    • De Sitter
    • Duality
    • Holography
    • M-theory
    • Superstrings
    • Supersymmetry
    • Unified theory

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
    • Mathematical Physics


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