Fall `96

**Special Topics in Elementary Particle Physics:**

String Theory

Philip Candelas*

**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.

##### * RLM 9.314 -- phone: 471-4918 -- email: candelas@physics.utexas.edu