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TMP-TD1: String Theory I – Overview

Lecturer

About the lecture

Time and place

Thursday 12.05-13.50 in A249, Friday 12.05-13.35 in B101

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Overview

  • Classical bosonic string
  • Quantization of the bosonic string
  • Conformal field theory
  • String interactions
  • Low energy effective actions
  • Compactification and T-duality

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Literature

Additional reading:
  • Green, Schwarz, Witten: Superstring Theory (2 vols.)

For Conformal Field Theory:


For Polyakov path integral:

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Prerequisites

Basics in General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory.