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STRING THEORY (PhD2, iv)

Lecture Topic : (Math Physics) STRING THEORY (PhD2, iv)

Prerequisites : Lie Algebras (M2); Conformal Field Theory (M2); Quantum Field Theory (QFT) (M2); Supersymmetry (PhD); Supergravity (PhD); Theory of Forms (M1); Group Theory (M1); General Relativity (M2); Homology and Cohomology (M2); Complex and Kahler Manifolds (M2); Kac-Moody Algebras (PhD); Spinors (M2); Black Holes (M2);

Recommended Text(s) :

“Supersymmetry and String Theory : Beyond the Standard Model”, Michael Dine,CambridgeUniversityPress, 2007.

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Lectures and Links :

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Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   Before the Standard Model

Ch.2   The Standard Model

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Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.3   Phenomenology of the Standard Model

Ch.4   The Standard Model as an Effective Field Theory

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Lecture 3  (link)

Ch.5   Anomalies, Instantons and the Strong CP Problem

Ch.6   Grand Unification

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Lecture 4  (link)

Ch.7   Magnetic Monopoles and Solitons

Ch.8   Technicolor : a First Attempt to Explain Hierarchies

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Lecture 5 (link)

Ch.9   Supersymmetry

Ch.10   A First Look at Supersymmetry Breaking

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Lecture 6 (link)

Ch.11   The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model

Ch.12   Supersymmetric Grand Unification

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Lecture 7 (link)

Ch.13   Supersymmetric Dynamics

Ch.14   Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking

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Lecture 8 (link)

Ch.15   Theories with more than Four Conserved Supercharges

Ch.16   More Supersymmetric Dynamics

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Lecture 9 (link)

Ch.17   An Introduction to General Relativity

Ch.18   Cosmology

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Lecture 10 (link)

Ch.19   Astroparticle Physics and Inflation

Ch.20   Introduction (String Theory)

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Lecture 11 (link)

Ch.21   The Bosonic String

Ch.22   The Superstring

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Lecture 12 (link)

Ch.23   The Heterotic String

Ch.24   Effective Actions in Ten Dimensions

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Lecture 13 (link)

Ch.25   Compactification of String Theory I : Tori and Orbifolds

Ch.26   Compactification of String Theory II : Calabi-Yau Compactifications

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Lecture 14 (link)

Ch.27   Dynamics of String theory at Weak Coupling

Ch.28   Beyond Weak Coupling : Non-perturbative String Theory

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Lecture 15 (link)

Ch.29   Large and Warped Extra Dimensions

Ch.30   Where are we Headed?

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Lecture 16 (link)

Appendix A : Two-Component Spinors

Appendix B : Goldstone’s Theorem and the Pi Mesons

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Lecture 17 (link)

Appendix C : Some Practice with  the Path Integral in Field Theory

Appendix D : The Beta Function in Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory

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