We summarize our recent work on the foundational aspects of string theory as a quantum theory of gravity. We emphasize the hidden quantum geometry (modular spacetime) behind the generic representation of quantum theory and then stress that the same geometric structure underlies a manifestly T-duality covariant formulation of string theory, that we call metastring theory. We also discuss an effective non-commutative description of closed strings implied by intrinsic non-commutativity of closed string theory. This fundamental non-commutativity is explicit in the metastring formulation of quantum gravity. Finally we comment on the new concept of metaparticles inherent to such an effective non-commutative description in terms of bi-local quantum fields.
- metastring theory
- modular spacetime
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Astronomy and Astrophysics