A unified theory embracing all physical phenomena is a major goal of theoretical physics. In the early 1980s, many physicists looked to eleven-dimensional supergravity in the hope that it might provide that elusive superunified theory. In 1984 supergravity was knocked off its pedestal by ten-dimensional superstrings, one-dimensional objects whose v

part Chapter 1|60 pages

Eleven-dimensional supergravity

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Supersymmetries and Their Representations

ByW. Nahm
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Supergravity Theory in 11 Dimensions

ByE. Cremmer, B. Julia, J. Scherk
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Search for a Realistic Kaluza-Klein Theory*

ByEdward Witten
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N = 8 Supergravity Breaks Down to N = 1

ByM. A. Awada, M. J. Duff, C. N. Pope
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Compactification of d = 11 Supergravity On K3 × T

ByM.J. Duff, B.E.W. Nilsson, C.N. Pope
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Exact PP-Wave Solutions of 11-Dimensional Supergravity

ByC.M. Hull
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part Chapter 2|67 pages

The eleven-dimensional supermembrane

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Supermembranes and Eleven-Dimensional Supergravity

ByE. Bergshoeff, E. Sezgin, P.K. Townsend
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On the Quantum Mechanics of Supermembranes

ByB. de Wit, J. Hoppe, H. Nicolai
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Multi-membrane solutions of D = 11 supergravity

ByM.J. Duff, K.S. Stelle
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Open p-branes

ByAndrew Strominger, M. Dine
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D-branes from M-branes

ByP.K. Townsend, P.V. Landshoff
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part Chapter 3|69 pages

The eleven-dimensional superfivebrane

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Black p-brane solutions of D = 11 supergravity theory

ByR. Güven
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Eleven-dimensional origin of string/string duality: a one-loop test*

ByM.J. Duff, James T. Liu, R. Minasian
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One loop in eleven dimensions

ByMichael B. Green, Michael Gutperle, Pierre Vanhove, R. Gatto
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Five-branes and M-theory on an orbifold

ByEdward Witten
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Covariant field equations of the M-theory five-brane

ByP.S. Howe, E. Sezgin, P.C. West, M. Dine
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part Chapter 4|71 pages

M-theory (before M-theory was cool)

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Superstrings in D=10 from Supermembranes in D=11

ByM.J. Duff, P.S. Howe, T. Inami, K.S. Stelle
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Duality Rotations in Membrane Theory

ByM.J. Duff, J.X. Lu
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Unity of superstring dualities

ByC.M. Hull, P.K. Townsend
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The eleven-dimensional supermembrane revisited

ByP.K. Townsend, P.V. Landshoff
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part Chapter 5|52 pages

Intersecting branes and black holes

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Intersecting M-branes

ByG. Papadopoulos, P.K. Townsend, P.V. Landshoff
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Harmonic superpositions of M-branes

ByA.A. Tseytlin
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The black branes of M-theory

ByM.J. Duff, H. Lü, C.N. Pope, L. Alvarez-Gaumé
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Intersecting M-branes as four-dimensional black holes

ByI.R. Klebanov, A.A. Tseytlin
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part Chapter 6|191 pages

M-theory and duality

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String theory dynamics in various dimensions

ByEdward Witten
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P-Brane Democracy

ByP.K. Townsend
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The power of M theory

ByJohn H. Schwarz, M. Dine
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Heterotic and Type I string dynamics from eleven dimensions

ByPetr Hořava, Edward Witten
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M Theory (The Theory Formerly Known as Strings)

ByM. J. Duff
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M theory as a matrix model: A conjecture

ByT. Banks, W. Fischler, S. H. Shenker, L. Susskind
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Solutions of four-dimensional field theories via M-theory

ByEdward Witten
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