# 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!

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

**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 -
Theory lounge.

Piyush Kumar "Horava-Witten Theory," Tuesday March 16, 1 pm -
Theory lounge.

Andrey Zhiglo "Non-commutative Geometry in Field Theory and String
Theory," Tuesday

March 16, 2 pm - Theory lounge.