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TMP-TD1: String Theory I – Overview

Lecturer

About the lecture

Time and place

Thursday 12.15-13.45 in A249, Friday 12.15-13.45 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:


For Conformal Field Theory:


For Polyakov path integral:


Additional watching: Some string theory videos by Prof. Marcus Berg (Karlstad University)

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Prerequisites

Basics in General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory.