A Brief History of String Theory: From Dual Models to M-Theory (Frontiers Collection) (Paperback)

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History and Mythology.- Part I: The (Very) Early Years: 1959-1973.- Particle Physics in the Sixties.- The Veneziano Model.- The Hadronic String.- Supersymmetric Strings and Field Theoretic Limits.- Part II: A Decade of Darkness: 1974-1984.- An Early Demise? Theoretical Exaptation in String Theory.- Turning Point(s).- Part III: String Theory Becomes Super: 1985-1995.- Superstring Theory and the Real World.- A 'Second Superstring Revolution' and the Future of String Theory.

About the Author


Dean Rickles is associate professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney. He specialises in the history and philosophy of quantum gravity and has published extensively in this area. He has authored or edited several books including: The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity (coedited with S. French and J. Saatsi: Oxford University Press, 2006); Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetime (Elsevier, 2007); The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics (Ashgate, 2008); and The Role of Gravitation in Physics: Report from the 1957 Chapel Hill Conference (Co-edited with Cecile DeWitt: Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge, 2011).
Product Details
ISBN: 9783662501832
ISBN-10: 366250183X
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2016
Pages: 251
Language: English
Series: Frontiers Collection