Geometry and physics of branes
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Bristol, UK ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., c2003.
 Physical description
 x, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
 Series
 Series in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation.
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 274278) and index.
 Contents

 Introduction U. Bruzzo Deformation Theory, Homological Algebra and Mirror Symmetry Kenji Fuyaka Topics in String Tachyon Dynamics Ce'sar Go'mez and Pedro Resco Large N Dualities and DBranes Antonella Grassi and Michele Rossi Elementary Introduction to Branes in String Theory Alberto Lerda TwoDimensional Conformal Field Theory on Open and Unoriented Surfaces Yassen Stanev.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Branes are solitonic configurations of a string theory that are represented by extended objects in a higherdimensional spacetime. They are essential for a comprehension of the nonperturbative aspects of string theory, in particular, in connection with string dualities. From the mathematical viewpoint, branes are related to several important theories, such as homological mirror symmetry and quantum cohomology. "Geometry and Physics of Branes" provides an introduction to current research in some of these different areas, both in physics and mathematics.The book opens with a lucid introduction to the basic aspects of branes in string theory. Topics covered in subsequent chapters include tachyon condensation, the geometry surrounding the GopakumarVafa conjecture (a duality between the SU(N) ChernSimons theory on S3 and a IIA string theory compactified on a CalabiYau 3fold), twodimensional conformal field theory on open and unoriented surfaces, and the development of a homology theory naturally attached to the deformations of vector bundles that should be relevant to the study of homological mirror symmetry.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2003
 Responsibility
 edited by Ugo Bruzzo, Vittorio Gorini and Ugo Moschella.
 Series
 Series in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation
 ISBN
 9780750308632
 075030863X