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  What are the good introductory resources for M-theory towards AdS/CFT?

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I see a list here with a section titled M-theory - http://www.superstringtheory.com/links/reviews.html

In there these two look promising, http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9607201 and http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9802051

I would like to know if people have opinions of good starting points towards understanding M-branes and how they are used for constructing exact examples of AdS/CFT. [...I guess all exact AdS/CFT scenarios are M-theory constructions..]

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-05 14:43 (UCT), posted by SE-user user6818

asked Sep 10, 2013 in Resources and References by user6818 (960 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Apr 24, 2014 by dimension10
Possible duplicates physics.stackexchange.com/q/36303/2451 and links therein.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-05 14:43 (UCT), posted by SE-user Qmechanic

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Well, Becker, Becker, and Schwarz String theory and M-theory probably fits your description, as it has a lot of great text about AdS/CFT and it's relation to M-theory, etc. in the end.

Other than this, Lubos Motl also has a great summary of how matrix string theory works here in this Physics.SE answer.

answered Sep 11, 2013 by dimension10 (1,985 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jan 31, 2015 by dimension10

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