Aspinwall, PS, Some applications of commutative algebra to string theory,
in Commutative Algebra: Expository Papers Dedicated to David Eisenbud on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday
pp. 25-56, Springer New York, ISBN 1461452910
(last updated on 2022/05/27)
String theory was first introduced as a model for strong nuclear interactions, then reinterpreted as a model for quantum gravity, and then all fundamental physics.