Ph 250: String Theory

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Textbooks on string theory*

- K. Becker, M. Becker, and J. Schwarz. Strinf Theory abd M-Theory: A Modern Introduction (2007).

- J. Polchinski. String Theory, vols 1,2 (1998).

*Tex**books
on su**persymmetry*

- J. Wess and J. Bagger, Supersymmery and supergravity (1992)
- J. Terning, Modern Supersymmetry: Dynamics and Duality (2009)

*Syllabus *

Supersymmetry on the worldsheet (RNS string),
supersymmetry in target space, superconformal field
theory, mirror symmetry, D-branes, supersymmetric dualitis
and string theory.

** My office hours:** Tuesday 12:45 pm-1:45 pm.,
420 Downs

** TA**:

There will be no exams in this course: grading will be
done on the basis of turned in homework.

Each subproblem is worth 10 points. You are expected
to turn it at least 80 % of the assigned

homework and get at least 50% of the maximal possible
number of points. Homework problems will be

posted here every Friday and are due a week later, that
is, next Friday.

*Homework problems
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Week 1 (due April
14) Week 2 (due
April 21) Week 3 (due
April 28) Week 4 (due May
5)

Week 5 (due May 12)
Week 6 - no HW Week
7 (due May 26)