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TVI/TMP-TD2: String Theory II – Overview

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Time and place

Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 c.t. in A449 (Theresienstrasse 37) and
Friday, 12:00 - 14:00 c.t. in A449 (Theresienstrasse 37)

Preliminary course contents:
  • String Perturbation Theory and One-Loop Amplitudes
  • Classical Fermionic String
  • Quantum Fermionic String
  • Superstring
  • Heterotic String
  • Superconformal Field Theory
  • Kac-Moody Algebras
  • Calabi-Yau compactifications
  • D-Branes and Fluxes
  • Dualities and M-theory
Recommended literature:
  • R. Blumenhagen, D. Lüst and S. Theisen, Basic concepts of string theory, Springer
  • J. Polchinski, String theory I + II, Cambridge
  • B. Zwiebach, A first course in string theory, Cambridge
  • E. Kiritsis, Introduction to Superstring Theory
  • R. Blumenhagen, E. Plauschinn, Introduction to Conformal Field Theory, Springer
The course will primarily follow the book "Basic concepts of string theory" by Blumenhagen et. al.

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Sebastian Konopka