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Developments in superstring field theory. (English) Zbl 0637.53111
Quantum field theory and quantum statistics, Essays Hon. 60th Birthday E. S. Fradkin, Vol. 2, 557-577 (1987).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0624.00021.]
This paper gives a lucid description of recent developments in superstring field theory. The main ideas and techniques, along with limitations are clearly indicated. Final comments hint at the important questions which should be answered for the theory to be successful. The developments discussed include a brief description of the theory, anomaly cancellation, low-energy effective theory and dimensional compactification.
Reviewer: S.Kichenassamy

MSC:
53C80 Applications of global differential geometry to the sciences
81V25 Other elementary particle theory in quantum theory
81T60 Supersymmetric field theories in quantum mechanics