Physics 250: String Theory
2016-2017


Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-10:25am
Lauritsen 469

Instructor:     Sergei Gukov
Office hours: Tuesday 2-4pm, or by appointment, Lauritsen 448

Grader:     Murat Kologlu
Office hours: Monday 4-6pm, or by appointment, Downs 421


Textbook:
Other References:
Week Topic Homework Solutions
1 From world-sheet to target space no homework  
2 Type IIA and IIB superstrings 8.3, 8.4, 8.5 hw1
3 Fluxes and p-branes 8.6 hw2
4 String dualities 8.7, 8.8, 8.12 hw3
5 M-theory Homework 4 hw4
6 Flux compactifications 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 hw5
7 Basics of string phenomenology 9.2, 9.3, 9.13* hw6
8 AdS/CFT correspondence 12.7, 12.8 hw7
9 AdS3/CFT2 no homework  
10 Term Papers no homework  

Final Exam:  in addition to regular homework assignments (due a week later) there will be a final reading assignment. Each student will make a brief presentation on the topic of his/her choice (approved by the instructor).