Physics 484 String Theory II
Primary Text: String Theory, vol. I & II by Polchinski
Location & Time: KPTC 105, WF 10:30-12
This course will serve as part two of a two part introduction to
superstring theory. It will be aimed
at advanced graduate students with a field theory background.
No lecture on February 25!
Superstring Theory, vol. I & II by Green, Schwarz and Witten
D-branes, by Clifford
A list of
references on almost any topic in supersymmetric field theory and
theory can be found here.
Some nice lecture notes by Paul Ginsparg on conformal field theory can
Lastly, there are nice lecture notes and an online introduction
to string theory available
from Robbert Dijkgraaf's home-page.
Final Projects and Presentations:
Michael Seifert "Calabi-Yau Compactification," Thursday March
11, 1 pm - Theory lounge.
Jing Shu "The Benefits of String Cosmology,"
Friday March 12, 2 pm - Theory lounge.
Ignacy Sawicki "Inflation and Supergravity No-Go Theorem,"
Friday March 12, 3 pm - Theory lounge.
Nausheen Shah "Black Hole Entropy in D=5," Friday March 12,
4 pm - Theory lounge.
Yi Zheng "Duality and the Unification of String Theory,"
Monday March 15, 2 pm - Theory lounge.
Eduard Antonyan "LQG, Strings and all that," Monday March 15, 3 pm -
Piyush Kumar "Horava-Witten Theory," Tuesday March 16, 1 pm -
Andrey Zhiglo "Non-commutative Geometry in Field Theory and String
March 16, 2 pm - Theory lounge.