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PA - C4 - PHY651M : String Theory

Domaine > Physique.

Descriptif

Lecturer: Mariana GRAÑA

Program

1. Generalities about string theory

2. Closed bosonic string
  a. Quantization and spectrum
  b. Massless spectrum and low energy physics
  c. Compactification on a circle and T-duality

3. Open bosonic string
  a. Quantization and spectrum
  b. Chan Patton indices and non-abelian gauge symmetries

4. Superstring
  a. Fermions on the world-sheet
  b. Type II strings
  c. Heterotic string
  d. Massless spectrum and low energy physics

5. Branes and string dualities
  a. D-branes
  b. Strings at strong coupling and dualities

Bibliography

  - Luis Ibañez and Angel Uranga (2012), “String theory and particle Physics”, Cambridge University Press
  - Michael Green, John H. Schwarz and Edward Witten (1987) “Superstring theory”, Cambridge University Press.
  - Joseph Polchinski (1998) “String Theory”. Cambridge University Press
  - Clifford Johnson (2003). “D-branes”. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  - Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker and John H. Schwarz (2007) “String Theory and M-Theory: A Modern Introduction”. Cambridge University Press.
  - Elias Kiritsis, (2007) “String Theory in a Nutshell”. Princeton University Press.

The lectures will mainly be based on the first textbook in the above list.

ECTS credits: 3

Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

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