Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme
String Theory for Pedestrians (1/3)
500-1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)
500-1-001 - Main Auditorium
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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.