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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 :


Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   Before the Standard Model

Ch.2   The Standard Model


Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.3   Phenomenology of the Standard Model

Ch.4   The Standard Model as an Effective Field Theory


Lecture 3  (link)

Ch.5   Anomalies, Instantons and the Strong CP Problem

Ch.6   Grand Unification


Lecture 4  (link)

Ch.7   Magnetic Monopoles and Solitons

Ch.8   Technicolor : a First Attempt to Explain Hierarchies


Lecture 5 (link)

Ch.9   Supersymmetry

Ch.10   A First Look at Supersymmetry Breaking


Lecture 6 (link)

Ch.11   The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model

Ch.12   Supersymmetric Grand Unification


Lecture 7 (link)

Ch.13   Supersymmetric Dynamics

Ch.14   Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking


Lecture 8 (link)

Ch.15   Theories with more than Four Conserved Supercharges

Ch.16   More Supersymmetric Dynamics


Lecture 9 (link)

Ch.17   An Introduction to General Relativity

Ch.18   Cosmology


Lecture 10 (link)

Ch.19   Astroparticle Physics and Inflation

Ch.20   Introduction (String Theory)


Lecture 11 (link)

Ch.21   The Bosonic String

Ch.22   The Superstring


Lecture 12 (link)

Ch.23   The Heterotic String

Ch.24   Effective Actions in Ten Dimensions


Lecture 13 (link)

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

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


Lecture 14 (link)

Ch.27   Dynamics of String theory at Weak Coupling

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


Lecture 15 (link)

Ch.29   Large and Warped Extra Dimensions

Ch.30   Where are we Headed?


Lecture 16 (link)

Appendix A : Two-Component Spinors

Appendix B : Goldstone’s Theorem and the Pi Mesons


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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