Special Topics in Elementary Particle Physics:
Unique #53887 --
Tu-Th 8:00-9:30 --
RLM 5.112 --
String Theory is the arena in which fundamental theory is discussed.
It provides a consistent description of the fundamental forces of Nature
that includes Quantum Gravity. The course will be on `traditional' aspects
of string theory. A continuation of this course will be given in Spring
97 by J. Distler.
Topics to be covered include:
- Bosonic strings
- Conformal field theory
- Quantization, light cone and BRS quantization
- Vertex operators and string amplitudes
- Superstrings, the GSO projection
- The heterotic string
Prerequisites: A knowledge of quantum field theory.
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