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Superstrings, or beyond standard ideas

Basic features of the superstring picture of the microworld are discussed. This picture suggests that there is a certain nonlocal object--the string--in many-dimensional (D = 10, 26, 506) space-time on the scale of the Planck length (10$^{-33}$ cm). Transition to larger scales gives rise to the localization and compactification of the theory. The result is an effective supersymmetric low-energy theory combining all fundamental interactions, including gravity.

PACS: 11.25.Mj, 11.30.Pb, 11.25.Db, 11.25.Wx (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1986v029n12ABEH003608
Citation: Kazakov D I "Superstrings, or beyond standard ideas" Sov. Phys. Usp. 29 1119–1126 (1986)
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Оригинал: Казаков Д И «Суперструны, или за пределами стандартных представлений» УФН 150 561–575 (1986); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0150.198612c.0561

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