Superstring Theory WS14/15

Superstring Theory (WS14/15)


On this page you will find announcements, exercise sheets, and general information for the course Superstring Theory by S. Förste.

Announcements


Exercises

Responsible for the organization of the exercises:

Groups


GroupTimePlaceTutor
Group 1Friday, 08:15 - 10:00Seminar room 1, BCTP *Thaisa Guio

Exercise sheets

NoExercise sheet
0
The relativistic point-particle; The Nambu-Goto versus the Polyakov action.
Already discussed on 17.10.14.
1
Symmetries of the string and their implications; Two-dimensional gravity;
Classical string equations of motion and their solutions.
Due 24.10.14.
2
Poisson brackets for the classical string; The Classical Virasoro Algebra; A first look at the quantization of the bosonic string.
Due 31.10.14.
3
The Quantum Virasoro Algebra; Physical states and spurious states.
Due 07.11.14.
4
Lorentz symmetry of the quantum string; Determination of a and d; A different way to fix a and d.
Due 14.11.14.
5
Spectrum of the bosonic string theory; State degeneracy & the Hagedorn temperature.
Due 21.11.14.
6
The conformal group in d dimensions; The local and the global conformal groups in d=2 dimensions.
Due 28.11.14.
7
Two-point correlation function; Ward Identities; Operator Product Expansion.
Due 05.12.14.
8
OPE T(z)T(w), the Virasoro Algebra & the Hilbert space of a CFT; Schwarzian derivative.
Due 12.12.14.
9
The propagator of the free boson; The ghost system; Vertex Operators.
Due 16.01.15.

Requirements for the final exam

In order to be admitted to the final exam the following requirements have to be met:
The first final exam will take place on 30.01.2015 from 12:00 to 15:00 in Lecture Hall 1, PI.

General Information

The module description from the syllabus is available here.

Time and Place for the Lectures

Thursday 13:15 - 14:00 & Friday 12:15 - 14:00, Lecture Hall 1, PI.

Prerequesites:

Quantum Field Theory, Group Theory, Advanced Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Particle Physics.

Literature



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