### Abstract

We give a historical review of some aspects of string theory relevant to our present understanding of General Relativity, and connected with Einstein's unification program. We also point out to various mathematical fallouts of string theory.

Original language | English (US) |
---|---|

Pages (from-to) | 73-84 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Letters in Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 48 |

Issue number | 1 |

State | Published - Apr 1 1999 |

### Fingerprint

### Keywords

- Conformal
- De Sitter
- Duality
- Holography
- M-theory
- Superstrings
- Supersymmetry
- Unified theory

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

### Cite this

*Letters in Mathematical Physics*,

*48*(1), 73-84.

**General relativity, strings, and mathematical physics.** / Porrati, Massimo.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

*Letters in Mathematical Physics*, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 73-84.

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - General relativity, strings, and mathematical physics

AU - Porrati, Massimo

PY - 1999/4/1

Y1 - 1999/4/1

N2 - We give a historical review of some aspects of string theory relevant to our present understanding of General Relativity, and connected with Einstein's unification program. We also point out to various mathematical fallouts of string theory.

AB - We give a historical review of some aspects of string theory relevant to our present understanding of General Relativity, and connected with Einstein's unification program. We also point out to various mathematical fallouts of string theory.

KW - Conformal

KW - De Sitter

KW - Duality

KW - Holography

KW - M-theory

KW - Superstrings

KW - Supersymmetry

KW - Unified theory

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0040216901&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0040216901&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 48

SP - 73

EP - 84

JO - Letters in Mathematical Physics

JF - Letters in Mathematical Physics

SN - 0377-9017

IS - 1

ER -