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Emil Martinec

I am a Professor of Physics in the Physics
Department, the Enrico Fermi Institute,
and the College of the University
of Chicago and a member of the
particle
theory group. My research focuses on string theory and particle physics.
For online overviews of string theory, see the article in Science
, or follow links from google
or yahoo
. For further information on my research, see my CV,
or a research
blurb. You can also check out my papers
since 1991 from www.arXiv.org, or all
papers from Spires.

**Courses:**
For 2014-2015, I will be co-teaching
Physics P449, Conformal Field Theory;
web pages for P449
are under continuous (re)construction.

**Lecture Notes, Reviews, and some older papers not on
the preprint archive at www.arXiv.org:**

Defects,
Decay, and Dissipated States 2002 Cargese lectures

The D1-D5 System A brief
tour of the connections between D-branes, conformal field theory, and string
theory on anti-De Sitter space.

Black holes
and the phases of brane thermodynamics 1999 Cargese lectures

M-theory
and N=2 Strings 1997 Cargese lectures

Criticalities, Catastrophies, and Compactifications
Contribution to the Knizhnik Memorial Volume, on the relation between singularity
theory, N=2 Landau-Ginsburg models, and string compactifications

String Calculus: Conformal Field
Theory as a Tool in String Theory 1987 Trieste lectures

Conformal Invariance, Supersymmetry,
and String Theory On the use of 2d conformal field theory to
quantize string dynamics (article with D. Friedan and S. Shenker)

**Online talks:**
Strings98:**
**The D-star and its decays

1998
ITP Duality Workshop: Mapping CFT to geometry

KIAS
2000 Summer Workshop on Branes: ** **The relevance
of tachyons

PIMS
Seminar on String Theory: D-branes as noncommutative
solitons

2003
ITP Superstring Cosmology Workshop:
Having the World on a String -- Toy models of inflation and cosmology

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To contact me:

Enrico
Fermi Institute Room 283

University of Chicago

5640 S. Ellis Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637-1433

Office: 773-702-7118 Fax: 773-834-2222

mailto: e-martinec at uchicago.edu