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

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);

Recommended Text(s) :

“Introduction to Superstrings”, Michio Kaku, Springer, 1988.

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Lectures and Links :


Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   Path Integrals and Point Particles


Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.2   Nambu-Goto Strings


Lecture 3  (link)

Ch.3   Superstrings


Lecture 4  (link)

Ch.4   Conformal Field Theory and Kac-Moody Algebras


Lecture 5 (link)

Ch.5   Multiloops and Teichmuller Spaces


Lecture 6 (link)

Ch.6    Light Cone Field Theory


Lecture 7 (link)

Ch.7    BRST Field Theory


Lecture 8 (link)

Ch.8    Geometric String Field Theory


Lecture  9 (link)

Ch.9    Anomalies and the Atiyah-Singer Theorem


Lecture 10 (link)

Ch.10    Heterotic Strings and Compactification


Lecture 11 (link)

Ch.11    Calabi-Yau Spaces and Orbifolds


Lecture 12 (link)

Appendix :  A Brief Introduction to Group Theory


Lecture 13 (link)

Appendix :  A Brief Introduction to General Relativity


Lecture 14 (link)

Appendix :  A Brief Introduction to the Theory of Forms


Lecture 15 (link)

Appendix :  A Brief Introduction to Supersymmetry


Lecture 16 (link)

Appendix :  A Brief Introduction to Supergravity

Glossary of Terms


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