 
Summary: INTRODUCTION TO STRING THEORY
SYLLABUS
The course aims at giving an updated introduction to string theory, in
cluding Dbrane techniques, nonperturbative dualities, and blackhole en
tropy calculations.
The course will cover the items detailed below. Lecture notes shall
be made available during the course. Besides lecture notes, relevant ref
erences are listed below, after each item, and denoted as follows: Author(s)
(acronym) = Section, subsection (if applicable).
· Why Strings?
P=1.1; GSW=1.1,1.2; K=1,2
· The Classical Particle and the Bosonic String
P=1.2; GSW=1.3,2.1; K=3
· LightCone Quantization and the String Spectrum
P=1.3,1.4; GSW=2.3; K=4.2,4.3
· WorldSheet 2D Supersymmetry
GSW=4.1,4.3
· SpaceTime Supersymmetry in the RNS Formulation
GSW=4.3
· The Heterotic Superstring (FreeFermion Formulation)
