What are the origins of string theory?

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What are the origins of string theory?
« on: 21/11/2015 14:08:22 »
I am looking for some historical background on the origins of string theory. In particular the linking of scattering amplitudes to the Euler beta function which led on to the work of Leonard Susskind.
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Re: What are the origins of string theory?
« Reply #1 on: 24/11/2015 14:59:43 »
For anyone remotely interested I found this on wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_string_theory
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