**String Theory: a perspective over the last 25 years**

by Sunil Mukhi

**Publisher**: arXiv 2011**Number of pages**: 45

**Description**:

This article provides some historical background and then reviews developments in string theory over the last twenty-five years or so. Both perturbative and non-perturbative approaches to string theory are surveyed and their impact on how we view quantum gravity is analysed.

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