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Abstract: During the last ten years, intriguing dualities between gauge and stringtheory have been found and explored. They provide a novel window on stronglycoupled gauge physics, including QCD-like models. Based on a short historicalreview of modern string theory, we shall explain how so-called AdS-CFTdualities emerged at the end of the 1990s. Some of their concrete implicationsand remarkable recent progress are then illustrated for the simplest example,namely the multicolor limit of \N=4 Super Yang-Mills theory in four dimensions.We end with a few comments on existing extensions to more realistic models andapplications, in particular to strongly coupled quark gluon plasmas. This textis meant as a non-technical introduction to gauge-string dualities forparticle physicists.

Author: Volker Schomerus


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