Introduction to Supersymmetry and String Theory course

Time: Mondays, 13.00-14.30
LocationL4E25c

WEEKLY CONTENT

PART 1. 

1. Introduction. Dual models

2. Bosonic string. Action.

3. Bosonic String. Quantization

4. Partition Function on Torus. Part I

5. Partition Function on Torus. Part II

6. Circle Compactifications. D branes. Part I

7. Circle Compactifications. D branes. Part II

8. String Perturbation Theory. Part I

9. String Perturbation Theory. Part II

PART 2

10. SUSY algebra in four dimensions

11. Chiral Superfields

12. SUSY Gauge Theories. Vector Superfields

13. Spontaneous SUSY Breaking. Non-Renormalization Theorem

 

TEXTBOOKS:

M.B. Green, J.H. Schwarz, E. Witten 'Superstring Theory'  (for the PART 1)

J. Wess, J. Bagger "Supersymmetry and Supergravity" (for the PART 2)


REVIEWS:

C. Angelantonj, A. Sagnotti ''Open strings'' Physics Reports 371 (2002), 1; hep-th/0204089 (for the PART 1)

R. J. Szabo, ''BUSSTEPP lectures on string theory: An Introduction to string theory and D-brane dynamics,'', hep-th/0207142 (for  the PART 1)

J. D. Lykken "Introduction to Supersymmetry" hep-th/9612114 (for the PART 2)