8.821 String Theory

Class Info

An introduction to string theory. Basics of conformal field theory; light-cone and covariant quantization of the relativistic bosonic string; quantization and spectrum of supersymmetric 10-dimensional string theories; T-duality and D-branes; toroidal compactification and orbifolds; 11-dimensional supergravity and M-theory. Meets with 8.251 when offered concurrently.

This class has 8.324 as a prerequisite.

8.821 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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