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TVI/TMP-TD2: String Theory II – Overview

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About the lecture

Time and place

Monday 12.15-13.45 in A449, Tuesday 12.15-13.45 in A348

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Overview

  • Low energy effective actions
  • Compactification
  • Supersymmetry
  • Superstring and Heterotic String 
  • String Dualities

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Literature

  • Becker, Becker, Schwarz: String Theory and M-Theory  
  • Blumenhagen, Lüst, Theisen: Basic Concepts of String Theory
  • Green, Schwarz, Witten: Superstring Theory (2 vols.)
  • Kiritsis: String Theory in a Nutshell
  • Polchinski: String Theory (2 vols.)
  • Schomerus: A Primer on String Theory
  • Weigand: Introduction to String Theory
  • Zwiebach: A First Course in String Theory

For a basic introduction to supersymmetry see for instance:

For black holes and p-branes in supergravity and string theory: 

For superstring perturbation theory:

For Calabi-Yau compactifications: 

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Prerequisites

Basics in General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and Bosonic String Theory (String Theory 1). If you did not take the course String Theory 1, please read chapters 1 - 5.5.1 in the lecture notes by Timo Weigand