8.251 String Theory for Undergraduates

Class Info

Introduction to the main concepts of string theory, i.e., quantum mechanics of a relativistic string. Develops aspects of string theory and makes it accessible to students familiar with basic electromagnetism and statistical mechanics, including the study of D-branes and string thermodynamics. Meets with 8.821 when offered concurrently.

This class has 8.033, 8.044, and 8.05 as prerequisites.

8.251 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. Liu.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 37-212.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the String Theory for Undergraduates site or on the 8.251 Stellar site.

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