Clay Mathematics Proceedings 2002; 489 pp; softcover Volume: 1 ISBN10: 0821829815 ISBN13: 9780821829813 List Price: US$86 Member Price: US$68.80 Order Code: CMIP/1
 String theory, sometimes called the "Theory of Everything", has the potential to provide answers to key questions involving quantum gravity, black holes, supersymmetry, cosmology, singularities and the symmetries of nature. This multiauthored book summarizes the latest results across all areas of string theory from the perspective of worldrenowned experts, including Michael Green, David Gross, Stephen Hawking, John Schwarz, Edward Witten and others. The book comes out of the "Strings 2001" conference, organized by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai, India), the Abdus Salam ICTP (Trieste, Italy), and the Clay Mathematics Institute (Cambridge, MA, USA). Individual articles discuss the study of Dbranes, black holes, string dualities, compactifications, CalabiYau manifolds, conformal field theory, noncommutative field theory, string field theory, and string phenomenology. Numerous references provide a path to previous findings and results. Written for physicists and mathematicians interested in string theory, the volume is a useful resource for any graduate student or researcher working in string theory, quantum field theory, or related areas. Titles in this series are copublished with the Clay Mathematics Institute (Cambridge, MA). Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in string theory, quantum field theory, and related areas. Table of Contents  R. Gopakumar, M. Headrick, and M. Spradlin  Noncommutative solitons I
 J. G. Russo  Free energy and critical temperature in eleven dimensions
 P. Hořava  On de Sitter entropy and string theory
 C. M. Hull  Strongly coupled gravity and conformal invariance
 M. Aganagic, R. Gopakumar, S. Minwalla, and A. Strominger  Noncommutative solitons II
 N. R. Constable, R. C. Myers, and Tafjord  Fuzzy funnels: Nonabelian brane intersections
 S. P. Trivedi  Magnetic branes and giant gravitons
 P. Kraus  String field theory and the \(D\overline{D}\) system
 L. Rastelli, A. Sen, and B. Zwiebach  Vacuum string field theory
 D. Ghoshal  Normalization of the boundary superstring field theory
 K. Hori  Mirror symmetry and some applications
 S. Govindarajan and T. Jayaraman  Dbranes and vector bundles on CalabiYau manifolds: A view from the helix
 M. R. Douglas  Dbranes and \(\mathcal{N}=1\) supersymmetry
 I. Antoniadis  String physics at low energies
 S. Kachru  Tunnelingmediated supersymmetry breaking
 G. Aldazabal, S. Franco, L. E. Ibáñez, R. Rabadan, and A. Uranga  Physics at intersecting branes
 E. Silverstein  (A)dS backgrounds from asymmetric orientfolds
 I. Ellwood and W. Taylor  Gauge invariance and tachyon condensation in open string field theory
 J. Majumder  NonBPS Dbranes on a CalabiYau orbifold
 S. Mukhi and N. V. Suryanarayana  RamondRamond couplings of noncommutative branes
 S. S. Gubser and I. Mitra  Instability of charged black holes in antide Sitter space
 M. Cvetič, G. W. Gibbons, H. Lü, and C. N. Pope  Resolved branes and Mtheory on special holonomy spaces
 H. Verlinde  Some challenges for holography
 D. Gross  An exact prediction of \(\mathcal{N}=4\) SUSYM gauge theory and comparison with string theory
 S. Das  Bulk couplings to noncommutative branes
 Y. Okawa and H. Ooguri  Energymomentum tensors in matrix theory and in noncommutative gauge theories
 V. A. Kazakov  Matrix model of twodimensional black hole
 A. Dhar and Y. Kitazawa  Wilson lines in noncommutative gauge theories
 S.J. Rey  Classical and planar limits in noncommutative field theories
 S. L. Shatashvili  On field theory of open strings, tachyon condensation and closed strings
 G. Mandal and S. R. Wadia  Braneantibrane system and the tachyon potential from matrix model
 S. W. Hawking  ADS, CFT and cosmology
 E. Witten  Quantum gravity in de Sitter space
 E. Gava, A. B. Hammou, J. F. Morales, and K. S. Narain  D1/D5 systems in \(\mathcal{N}=4\) string theories
 R. Argurio, A. Giveon, and A. Shomer  String theory on \({\rm AdS}_3\) and symmetric products
 M. Bianchi, M. B. Green, and S. Kovacs  Instantons and BPS Wilson loops
 A. W. Peet  More on singularity resolution
 N. Dorey, T. Hollowood, and S. P. Kumar  From \({\mathcal N}=4\) to \({\mathcal N}=1\): Exact results vs AdS/CFT
 I. R. Klebanov  Supergravity dual of a cascading confining gauge theory
 S. Fredenhagen and V. Schomerus  Brane dynamics in CFT backgrounds
 C. Bachas  Dbranes in some nearhorizon geometries
 J. A. Harvey  Topology of the gauge group in noncommutative gauge theory
 D. Kutasov  Comments on the thermodynamics of little string theory and two dimensional string theory
 J. H. Schwarz  Comments on BornInfeld theory
 A. Dabholkar, S. Mukhi, and S. R. Wadia  Acknowledgments
 A. Dabholkar, S. Mukhi, and S. R. Wadia  List of participants
