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Title: Geometry, topology, and string theory

Abstract

A variety of scenarios are considered which shed light upon the uses and limitations of classical geometric and topological notions in string theory. The primary focus is on situations in which D-brane or string probes of a given classical space-time see the geometry quite differently than one might naively expect. In particular, situations in which extra dimensions, non-commutative geometries as well as other non-local structures emerge are explored in detail. Further, a preliminary exploration of such issues in Lorentzian space-times with non-trivial causal structures within string theory is initiated.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
813395
Report Number(s):
LBNL-53120
R&D Project: PTHOPS; TRN: US0303906
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Thesis (Ph.D.); Submitted to the Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (US); PBD: 10 Jul 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; DIMENSIONS; EXPLORATION; GEOMETRY; PROBES; SPACE-TIME; TOPOLOGY; STRING THEORY

Citation Formats

Varadarajan, Uday. Geometry, topology, and string theory. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/813395.
Varadarajan, Uday. Geometry, topology, and string theory. United States. doi:10.2172/813395.
Varadarajan, Uday. Wed . "Geometry, topology, and string theory". United States. doi:10.2172/813395. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/813395.
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