|Introduction to String Theory|
|Time：||Tue 13:00-14:50/Fri 10:10-12:00, 2017-02-21~ 2017-04-18 (No classes on public holidays)|
|Instructor：||Wei Song [Tsinghua University]|
|Place：||Conference Room 4, Floor 2, Jin Chun Yuan West Building|
A central problem in modern theoretical physics is to find a framework where quantum mechanics and general relativity works consistently.
String theory is the most promising candidate, potentially providing a beautiful unification of all fundamental interactions in nature. This course will cover most topics on bosonic strings. Depending on time and the audience, we will also try to discuss some basic aspects of superstring, as well as some advanced topics, including black holes and gauge/Gravity dualities.
Quantum field theory, general relativity
J. Polchinski, “String Theory Vol.I/II,” Cambridge University Press
K.Becker, M.Becker, and H.Schwartz, "String theory and M-theory",Cambridge University Press
M. B. Green, J. H. Schwarz, and E. Witten, “Superstring Theory Vol.1/2,” Cambridge University Press