Geometry of Non-Supersymmetric Strings

  1. Dr. Dietrich Papenfuß2,
  2. Professor Dr. Dieter Lüst3 and
  3. Professor Dr. Wolfgang P. Schleich4
  1. Anamaría Font

Published Online: 29 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610853.ch38

100 Years Werner Heisenberg: Works and Impact

100 Years Werner Heisenberg: Works and Impact

How to Cite

Font, A. (2002) Geometry of Non-Supersymmetric Strings, in 100 Years Werner Heisenberg: Works and Impact (eds D. Papenfuß, D. Lüst and W. P. Schleich), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610853.ch38

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany

  2. 3

    Humboldt Universität, Institut für Physik, Germany

  3. 4

    Universität Ulm, Abteilung f. Quantenphysik, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany

Author Information

  1. Dept. de Física, Fac. de Ciencias, Univ. Central de Venezuela, Apdo. 20513, Caracas 1020-A, Venezuela

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403929

Online ISBN: 9783527610853



  • quantum field theory;
  • gravitation;
  • geometry of non-supersymmetric strings;
  • backreaction of dilaton tadpoles;
  • spontaneous compactification


We analyze the backreaction of dilaton tadpoles on the background of non-supersymmetric strings. In a prototype example we find explicit solutions for the warped metric and the dilaton profile and discuss their consequences. Our analysis confirms a process of spontaneous compactification in non-supersymmetric strings.