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New trends in string theory
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CCC
2006-02-21 13:27:49 UTC
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Hi.
Can anyone explain me the recent trends in string theory with the
reference of the main papers? (last mounths)
Thanks a lot!
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CarlitoCarribeanCool
CCC
2006-02-28 15:24:59 UTC
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Hi.
Can anyone explain me the recent trends in string theory with the
reference of the main papers? (last mounths)
Thanks a lot!
Bye
CarlitoCarribeanCool
Can anyone to answare? Please!
CCC
Robert C. Helling
2006-03-02 15:05:11 UTC
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Post by CCC
Hi.
Can anyone explain me the recent trends in string theory with the
reference of the main papers? (last mounths)
Thanks a lot!
Bye
CarlitoCarribeanCool
Can anyone to answare? Please!
You don't get an answer because your question is far too vague and
unspecific. It's like asking 'what are the recent trends in literature
point me to good books'. Ask concrete questions and you will get
answers. Meanwhile have a look at http://www.arxiv.org and then
hep-th.

Robert
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Lubos Motl
2006-03-02 15:50:47 UTC
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You don't get an answer because your question is far too vague and
unspecific.
I don't think that the question What are the main trends in a scientific
field in the last couple of months is a vague question.
Post by Robert C. Helling
It's like asking 'what are the recent trends in literature point me to
good books'.
Let us hope that string theory has not yet degenerated to the level of
literature and that it has not yet adopted its (lit crit) methods to
judge the value of ideas.

The last couple of months have not created any major trends that everyone
would find extraordinarily powerful but people continue to work on trends
that have been hot for two years or so, such as the higher order
corrections to black hole entropy, relations to topological strings, flux
vacua, landscape, swampland, general predictions of string theory, as well
as 3-year-old trends such as integrability in AdS/CFT + Bethe Ansaetze and
many others.

If you ask at a better moment, you may get a more focused and exciting
answer. In that case, it is likely that you get the answer before you ask
the question. ;-)

Best wishes
LM
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CCC
2006-03-07 14:25:00 UTC
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Let us hope that string theory has not yet degenerated to the level of
literature and that it has not yet adopted its (lit crit) methods to
judge the value of ideas.
The last couple of months have not created any major trends that
everyone would find extraordinarily powerful but people continue to work
on trends that have been hot for two years or so, such as the higher
order corrections to black hole entropy, relations to topological
strings, flux vacua, landscape, swampland, general predictions of string
theory, as well as 3-year-old trends such as integrability in AdS/CFT +
Bethe Ansaetze and many others.
If you ask at a better moment, you may get a more focused and exciting
answer. In that case, it is likely that you get the answer before you
ask the question. ;-)
Best wishes
LM
Thanks a lot!
CCC
Blake Stacey
2006-03-21 17:57:53 UTC
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Post by Lubos Motl
Let us hope that string theory has not yet degenerated to the level of
literature and that it has not yet adopted its (lit crit) methods to
judge the value of ideas.
Can't we get Alan Sokal to test this for us? (-;

Best,
Blake

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