## String Theory - 2º Semester 2017/2018
## ProgramBosonic strings: Polyakov action, open and closed string; quantization. Introduction to conformal field theory. String interactions: tree-level and one-loop amplitudes. Low energy effective actions. Compactification and T-duality: toroidal compactication, closed strings and T-duality. Fermionic strings. ## BibliographyA Primer on String Theory, Volker Schomerus, 2017, Cambridge University Press. Basic Concepts of String Theory, Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen, 2013, Springer. Quantum Fields and Strings: A Course for Mathematicians, Vol. 2, 1999, American Mathematical Society, IAS. String Theory, Joseph Polchinski, 1998, Cambridge University Press. What is String Theory? Superstring Theory, M.B. Green, J.H. Schwarz and E. Witten, 1987, Cambridge University Press. Paul Ginsparg: Applied Conformal Field Theory. ## EvaluationHomework assignments (60%) + Project (40%) ## Weekly assignmentsHomework assignment 1 (due March 9). Homework assignment 2 (due March 23). Homework assignment 3 (due April 13). Homework assignment 4 (due May 4). Homework assignment 5 (due May 18). Homework assignment 6 (due June 6). |