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String theories and their phenomenological applications

Objective




We propose to conduct research on various aspects of string
theory and 2d gravity.The goals are on the one hand a unification of all particle interactions, including gravity, and on the other possible applications in statistical mechanics and in particular systems where fluctuating surfaces play a role. We will more precisely address the problems of identifying a realistic ground state, breaking space-time supersymmetry, exploring string
symmetries, and understanding the issue of stability and the vanishing of the cosmological constant. We will furthemore

examine strings at very high energies and/or temperatures and their cosmological implications. Finalally we will study discrete random surfaces and possible phases of non-critical strings.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
Route De Saclay Ecole Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau
France

Participants (5)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Italy
Address
Via Beirut 2-4
34014 Grignano
International Atomic Energy Agency
Italy
Address
Strada Costiera 11
34100 Trieste
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Panepistimiopolis
15771 Athens
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Spain
Address
Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
Address
1 Keble Road
OX1 3NP Oxford