String Theory II - Material for the year 2020-2021

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2020-2021
Lecturer(s): 
Prof. Sakura Schafer-Nameki
General Prerequisites: 

Prequels/Pre-requisites: Quantum Field Theory, and Advanced Quantum Field Theory for Particle Physics, Supersymmetry and Supergravity

Course Term: 
Trinity
Course Weight: 
1.00 unit(s)

Assessment type:

Course Overview: 

16 lectures.
Areas: PT
Link for homework submission - TA Dewi Gould
https://cloud.maths.ox.ac.uk/index.php/s/Jg482MyytJ3J8wK
Homework deadlines are:
Fridays midnight weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Course Synopsis: 

Classical superstring action, RNS string, quantization and GSO-projection; 10d superstrings: Type IIA, IIB, I and Heterotic strings; Open strings and D-branes; Supergravities and spacetime effective actions, M-theory and 11d supergravity; Compactifications; Dualities between string theories.

Reading List: 

Superstring Theory I and II by Green and Schwarz (CUP)

String Theory I and II by Polchinski (CUP)

Basic Concepts of String Theory by Blumenhagen Lust Theisen (Springer)