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Advances in String Theory: The First Sowers Workshop in Theoretical Physics
Edited by: Eric Sharpe, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, and Arthur Greenspoon, American Mathematical Society, Ann Arbor, MI
A co-publication of the AMS and International Press of Boston, Inc..

AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics
2008; 244 pp; softcover
Volume: 44
ISBN-10: 0-8218-4764-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4764-0
List Price: US$71
Member Price: US$56.80
Order Code: AMSIP/44
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Mirror Symmetry V - Noriko Yui, Shing-Tung Yau and James D Lewis

Mirror Symmetry - Kentaro Hori, Sheldon Katz, Albrecht Klemm, Rahul Pandharipande, Richard Thomas, Cumrun Vafa, Ravi Vakil and Eric Zaslow

Enumerative Geometry and String Theory - Sheldon Katz

Over the past decade string theory has had an increasing impact on many areas of physics: high energy and hadronic physics, gravitation and cosmology, mathematical physics and even condensed matter physics. The impact has been through many major conceptual and methodological developments in quantum field theory in the past fifteen years. In addition, string theory has exerted a dramatic influence on developments in contemporary mathematics, including Gromov-Witten theory, mirror symmetry in complex and symplectic geometry, and important ramifications in enumerative geometry.

This volume is derived from a conference of younger leading practitioners around the common theme: "What is string theory?" The talks covered major current topics, both mathematical and physical, related to string theory.

Titles in this series are co-published with International Press of Boston, Inc., Cambridge, MA.


Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in string theory in mathematics and physics.

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