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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.


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:02 Dec 2020 02:50

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