Memoirs (arXiv:1708.09093)
Raphael Bousso, Fernando Quevedo, Steven Weinberg:
Joseph Polchinski: A Biographical Memoir
Introducing Polchinski's flow equation in renormalization:
Introducing orientifolds:
Introducing D-branes:
Joseph Polchinski, Dirichlet-Branes and Ramond-Ramond Charges, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75:4724-4727, 1995 (arXiv:hep-th/9510017)
from p.7:
although it appears that we have modified the type II theory by adding something new to it, we are now arguing that these objects are actually intrinsic to any nonperturbative formulation of the type II theory; presumably one should think of them as an alternate representation of the black $p$-branes
General review includes
On orientifolds, RR-field tadpole cancellation and orientifolds of K3:
Eric Gimon, Joseph Polchinski, Consistency Conditions for Orientifolds and D-Manifolds, Phys. Rev. D54: 1667-1676, 1996 (arXiv:hep-th/9601038)
(specifically for D5-D9 brane bound states dual to small instantons in heterotic string theory)
On AdS/CFT duality:
Gary Horowitz, Joseph Polchinski, Gauge/gravity duality, gr-qc/0602037
Joseph Polchinski, Introduction to Gauge/Gravity Duality (arXiv:1010.6134)
Textbook on string theory:
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