# Physics 485 String Theory III

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

**Location & Time: KPTC 103, WF 11:30-12:50**

This course will serve as an introduction to more recent developments
in superstring theory. It will be aimed

at advanced graduate students who have taken the first two quarters of
string theory.

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.

There are nice lecture notes and an online introduction
to string theory available from

Robbert Dijkgraaf's home-page.

A standard reference on supersymmetry whose notation we are following is the text:

*Supersymmetry and Supergravity Theory *by Wess and Bagger.

For those interested in learning more about the different flavors of orientifold planes in string theory, a

fairly complete discussion down to 7 dimensions can be found in section 3 here.

### Problem Sets:

Assignment 1

Assignment 2