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Branes, brane actions and applications to field theory


Popescu, Costin Radu (2001) Branes, brane actions and applications to field theory. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/qr6g-tp18.


This thesis describes the construction of supersymmetric world-volume actions for various kinds of extended objects that appear in string theory, the so-called p-branes, D-branes and M-branes. We also present an application of branes to computing the spectrum of a conformal field theory in the context of the AdS-CFT correspondence.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Branes, brane actions
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Schwarz, John H.
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:31 October 2000
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12082006-104418
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ID Code:4867
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Deposited On:08 Dec 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 23:26

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