Synopses & Reviews
The purpose of this book is to thoroughly prepare the reader for research in string theory at an intermediate level.
This thorough volume is the perfect foundation for intermediate-level research in string theory. Its pedagogic and self-contained structure raises is a step up from results compendia and features more advanced topics including conformal field theory.
About the Author
Stefan Theisen is also LNP series editor for many years Ralph Blumenhagen has already published an LNP
Table of Contents
The Classical Bosonic String.- The Quantized Bosonic String.- Introduction to Conformal Field Theory.- Parametrization Ghosts and BRST Quantization.- String Perturbation Theory and One-Loop Amplitudes.- The Classical Fermionic String.- The Quantized Fermionic String.- Superstrings.- Toroidal Compactifications - 10-Dimensional Heterotic String.- Conformal Field Theory II: Lattices and Kac-Moody Algebras.- Conformal Field Theory III: Superconformal Field Theory.- Covariant Vertex Operators, BRST and Covariant Lattices.- String Compactifications.- CFTs for Type II and Heterotic String Vacua.- String Scattering Amplitudes and Low Energy Effective Field Theory.- Compactifications of the Type II Superstring With D-branes and Fluxes.- String Dualities and M-theory.