Unification of forces and particles in superstring theories
Abstract
Superstring field theories have emerged as potentially consistent quantum field theories that unify gravity with the other fundamental forces in an almost unique manner. They are based on the dynamics of stringlike fundamental quanta rather than the pointlike quanta of more familiar relativistic `point field theories' such as YangMills gauge theory or general relativity. In these theories the observed fundamental particles, such as the leptons and quarks, may arise as the ground states of a string. This amounts to a profound generalization of the conventional field theory framework.
 Publication:

Nature
 Pub Date:
 April 1985
 DOI:
 10.1038/314409a0
 Bibcode:
 1985Natur.314..409G
 Keywords:

 Gravitation Theory;
 Particle Theory;
 Quantum Theory;
 Unified Field Theory;
 Chiral Dynamics;
 Dimensions;
 Elementary Particle Interactions;
 Gauge Theory;
 SpaceTime Functions;
 Symmetry;
 YangMills Theory;
 Physics (General)