Universität Wien FIND

442638 VU Introduction to String Theory (2019W)

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max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 22.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 29.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 05.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 19.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 03.12. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 10.12. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 17.12. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 07.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 14.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 21.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This semester course will provide an introduction to Bosonic String Theory.

We will present the basic steps
- Nabu-Goto and Polyakov actions
- Symmetries
- Light cone quantization
- Spectrum (Tachyon!)

we will explore some special spaces
- Compact dimensions
- Orbifolds/Orientifolds (Bosonic open strings/D-branes)

finishing with the first and simplest string amplitude
- 1-loop bosonic amplitudes (the partition function)

A 2nd semester is expected where superstring theory and realizations of the Standard Model in String Theory will be covered.

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be a number of homework problems during the semester, and discussed and solved at the blackboard by the students. There will be a written test in the last unit.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirements: solid background in Quantum mechanics and Electromagnetism.
Quantum field theory is highly recommended.

Examination topics

Lecture notes.

Reading list

Lecture notes will be provided.

Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B

Last modified: Mo 30.09.2019 13:49