Michael Duff

Michael Duff is professor of theoretical physics at Imperial College London. He made foundational contributions to string theory and M-theory.

Among his former students is Hisham Sati.

The brane scan which classifies super $p$-brane sigma-models given by the Green-Schwarz action functional was highlighted in

- Michael Duff,
*Supermembranes: the first fifteen weeks*CERN-TH.4797/87 (1987) (scan)

The term “M-theory” was introduced somewhere around

- Michael Duff,
*M-Theory (the Theory Formerly Known as Strings)*, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A11 (1996) 5623-5642 (arXiv:hep-th/9608117)

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