The birth of string theory [E-Book] / edited by Andrea Cappelli, INFN, Florence, Elena Castellani, Department of Philosophy, University of Florence, Filippo Colomo, INFN, Florence, Paolo Di Vecchia, Nordita, Stockholm and Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen.
Cappelli, Andrea, (editor)
Castellani, Elena, (editor) / Colomo, F., (editor) / Di Vecchia, P., (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
1 online resource (xxv, 636 pages)
englisch
9780521197908
9780511977725
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I.
  • Overview:
  • 1.
  • Introduction and synopsis;
  • 2.
  • Rise and fall of the hadronic string /
  • Gabriele Veneziano;
  • 3.
  • Gravity, unification, and the superstring /
  • John H. Schwarz;
  • 4.
  • Early string theory as a challenging case study for philosophers /
  • Elena Castellani
  • Part II.
  • The Prehistory: The Analytic S-Matrix:
  • 5.
  • Introduction to Part II;
  • 6.
  • Particle theory in the sixties: from current algebra to the Veneziano amplitude /
  • Marc Ademollo;
  • 7.
  • The path to the Veneziano model /
  • Hector R. Rubinstein;
  • 8.
  • Two-component duality and strings /
  • Peter G.O. Freund;
  • 9.
  • Note on the prehistory of string theory /
  • Murray Gell-Mann
  • Part III.
  • The Dual Resonance Model:
  • 10.
  • Introduction to Part III;
  • 11.
  • From the S-matrix to string theory /
  • Paolo Di Vecchia;
  • 12.
  • Reminiscence on the birth of string theory /
  • Joel A. Shapiro;
  • 13.
  • Personal recollections /
  • Daniele Amati;
  • 14.
  • Early string theory at Fermilab and Rutgers /
  • Louis Clavelli;
  • 15.
  • Dual amplitudes in higher dimensions: a personal view /
  • Claud Lovelace;
  • 16.
  • Personal recollections on dual models /
  • Renato Musto;
  • 17.
  • Remembering the 'supergroup' collaboration /
  • Francesco Nicodemi;
  • 18. The '3-Reggeon vertex' /
  • Stefano Sciuto
  • Part IV.
  • The String:
  • 19. Introduction to Part IV;
  • 20.
  • From dual models to relativistic strings /
  • Peter Goddard;
  • 21.
  • The first string theory: personal recollections /
  • Leonard Susskind;
  • 22.
  • The string picture of the Veneziano model /
  • Holger B. Nielsen;
  • 23.
  • From the S-matrix to string theory /
  • Yoichiro Nambu;
  • 24.
  • The analogue model for string amplitudes /
  • David B. Fairlie;
  • 25.
  • Factorization in dual models and functional integration in string theory /
  • Stanley Mandelstam;
  • 26.
  • The hadronic origins of string theory /
  • Richard C. Brower
  • Part V.
  • Beyond the Bosonic String:
  • 27.
  • Introduction to Part V;
  • 28.
  • From dual fermion to superstring /
  • David I. Olive;
  • 29.
  • Dual models with fermions: memoirs of an early string theorist /
  • Pierre Ramond;
  • 30.
  • Personal recollections /
  • André Neveu;
  • 31.
  • Aspects of fermionic dual models /
  • Edward Corrigan;
  • 32.
  • The dual quark models /
  • Korkut Bardakci and Martin B. Halpern;
  • 33.
  • Remembering the dawn of relativistic strings /
  • Jean-Loup Gervais;
  • 34.
  • Early string theory in Cambridge: personal recollections /
  • Claus Montonen
  • Part VI.
  • The Superstring:
  • 35.
  • Introduction to Part VI;
  • 36.
  • Supersymmetry in string theory /
  • Ferdinando Gliozzi;
  • 37.
  • Gravity from strings: personal reminiscences of early developments /
  • Tamiaki Yoneya;
  • 38.
  • From the Nambu-Goto to the [sigma]-model action /
  • Lars Brink;
  • 39.
  • Locally supersymmetric action for the superstring /
  • Paolo Di Vecchia;
  • 40.
  • Personal recollections /
  • Eugène Cremmer;
  • 41.
  • The scientific contributions of Jooël Scherk /
  • John H. Schwarz
  • Part VII.
  • Preparing the String Renaissance:
  • 42.
  • Introduction to Part VII;
  • 43.
  • From strings to superstrings: a personal perspective /
  • Michael B. Green;
  • 44.
  • Quarks, strings and beyond /
  • Alexander M. Polyakov;
  • 45.
  • The rise of superstring theory /
  • Andrea Cappelli and Filippo Colomo.