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
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
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.