Synopsis: (i) how superstring theories are unified by M-theory; (ii) how superstring and supermembrane properties follow from the D=10 and D=11 supersymmetry algebras; (iii) how D=10 and D=11 supergravity theories determine the strong coupling limit of superstring theories; (iv) how properties of Type II p-branes follow from those of M-branes.
High Energy Physics and Cosmology
- Pub Date:
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 55pp. 4 figs. Latex. Sprocl.sty macro needed. To appear in procs. of the ICTP summer school on High Energy Physics and Cosmology, Trieste, June 1996. Revision includes minor corrections to some formulae and addition of a reference