PHYS 580 Introduction to String Theory (3 credits)

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Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

Overview

Physics : Introduction to bosonic string theory, with application to fundamental theories of particle physics. Gravity and electromagnetism in extra dimensions, dynamics of classical and quantum strings, worldsheet parametrization, conserved currents, light-cone gauge, string thermodynamics and black holes, D-branes.

Terms: Winter 2015

Instructors: Johannes Walcher (Winter)

  • Winter

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

  • Restriction: U3 Honours students, graduate students, or permission of the instructor.