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Cursus: NS-TP526M
NS-TP526M
String theory
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeNS-TP526M
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Betawetenschappen; Graduate School of Natural Sciences;
ContactpersoonT.W. Grimm
E-mailT.W.Grimm@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
T.W. Grimm
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
T.W. Grimm
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
SEM2  (04-02-2019 t/m 05-07-2019)
Aanvangsblok
SEM2
TimeslotBC: Zie 'Help'
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 29-10-2018 t/m 25-11-2018
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-01-2019 t/m 17-02-2019
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
  1. can derive the action for a relativistic point particle, and can derive the Polyakov action for relativistic strings
  2. has knowledge about the properties of the classical equations or motion for strings
  3. can derive the Virasoro constraints, understands the symmetries of the relativistic string, and can solve the Virasoro constraints in light cone gauge
  4. is able to quantize the bosonic string in light cone gauge, and can derive the mass spectrum of the bosonic string
  5. understands the basic principles of supersymmetry in two dimensions, can formulate the action for the superstring, can quantize the superstring, and can derive the critical dimension for the superstring
  6. is familiar with the basics of D-branes and T-duality, can derive the spectrum of the superstring, use the GSO projection, and has knowledge about the low-energy effective action of superstrings
Inhoud
The course covers the basic concepts of modern string theory. This includes covariant and light-cone quantisation of bosonic and fermionic strings, geometry and topology of string world-sheets, vertex operators and string scattering amplitudes, world-sheet and space-time supersymmetries, elements of conformal field theory, Green-Schwarz superstrings, strings in curved backgrounds, low-energy effective actions, D-brane physics.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Toelatingsbeschikking voor de master toegekend
Voorkennis
General relativity, Quantum field theory.
Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
"Superstring Theory", M. B. Green, J. Schwarz and E. Witten (Cambridge 1987) Cambridge Monographs in Mathematical Physics Vol 1: Introduction, ISBN 0521 35752-7
Dictaat
Lecture notes "Introduction to string theory", G. 't Hooft.
Boek
"Lectures on String Theory", D. Lüst and S. Theisen, Lecture Notes in Physics, Springer-Verlag ISBN 3540 51882-7
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Werkcollege

Algemeen
Attendance required at least for 75% of all contact hours

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
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