Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

String Theory for Pedestrians (1/3)

by Zwiebach, B. (M.I.T., Cambridge, USA)

Monday, 29 January 2007 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 500-1-001 - Main Auditorium )
Description
In this 3-lecture series I will discuss the basics of string theory, some physical applications, and the outlook for the future.  I will begin with the main concepts of the classical theory and the application to the study of cosmic superstrings. Then I will turn  to the quantum theory and discuss applications to the investigation of hadronic spectra and the recently discovered quark-gluon plasma.  I will conclude with a sketch of string models of particle physics and showing some avenues that may lead to a complete formulation of string theory.

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