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Applied String Theory

  1. Rolf Schimmrigk

Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap695

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

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Schimmrigk, R. 2009. Applied String Theory. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 199–220.

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  1. Indiana University South Bend, Physics and Astronomy Department, South Bend, IN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2009


This review contains a brief summary of the current status of the experimental constraints on the phenomena associated to the physics of extra dimensions. The emphasis is on those phenomenological ad hoc models that can be embedded into the fundamental framework of string theory.


  • string theory;
  • ad hoc models;
  • compactifications;
  • orbifold theories;
  • D-branes