# Physics 483 String Theory I

### Primary Text: *String Theory, vol.
I & II*
by Polchinski

**Location & Time: KPTC 103, T-Th 12-1:20**

This course will serve as part one of a two part introduction to
superstring theory. It
will be aimed

at advanced graduate students with a field theory background.

Additional
Reference Material:

Superstring Theory, *vol. I
& II* by Green,
Schwarz and Witten

D-branes, by Clifford
Johnson

A list of
references on almost any
topic in supersymmetric field theory and string

theory can be found here.

Some nice lecture notes by
Paul Ginsparg on conformal field theory can be found

here.

Lastly, there are nice lecture notes and an online introduction to
string theory available

from Robbert Dijkgraaf's home-page.

Problem Sets:

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

**
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Please
email me (or see me) to schedule an approximately 10 minute conference
in which we can discuss your final assignment, and related topics.