**String Theory and the Path to Unification**

by Keith R. Dienes

**Publisher**: arXiv 1997**Number of pages**: 104

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This is a pedagogical review article surveying the various approaches towards understanding gauge coupling unification within string theory. The author provides an overview of the different approaches that have been taken in recent years.

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