Best approach to string theory

<jabberwocky><div class="vbmenu_control"><a href="jabberwocky:;" onClick="newWindow=window.open('','usenetCode','toolbar=no,location=no, scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,status=no,width=650,height=400'); newWindow.document.write('<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Usenet ASCII</TITLE></HEAD><BODY topmargin=0 leftmargin=0 BGCOLOR=#F1F1F1><table border=0 width=625><td bgcolor=midnightblue><font color=#F1F1F1>This Usenet message\'s original ASCII form: </font></td></tr><tr><td width=449><br><br><font face=courier><UL><PRE>Hi!\n\nSo far I haven\'t found any thread dealing with the question of what\nwould be the best approach to string theory for a physics student\nwho wants to learn more about string theory, starting from zero.\n\nObviously, string theory is a "phenomenon" in popular sciences that\nfocuses the interest of the public tremendously and at the same time\nis extremely difficult to handle on a purely scientific level. So I\nthink that the above question is of great importance.\n\nAs a student of physics I would love to know what I should focuse on\nin my studies if I am interested in working on the string theory later\nin my life. Is it easy to find out whether one really has the intel-\nlectual capacity to be working successfully on this field?\n\nThanks in advance for any answers!\n\nBest regards\nHolger\n</UL></PRE></font></td></tr></table></BODY><HTML>');"> <IMG SRC=/images/buttons/ip.gif BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER ALT="View this Usenet post in original ASCII form">&nbsp;&nbsp;View this Usenet post in original ASCII form </a></div><P></jabberwocky>Hi!

So far I haven't found any thread dealing with the question of what
would be the best approach to string theory for a physics student

Obviously, string theory is a "phenomenon" in popular sciences that
focuses the interest of the public tremendously and at the same time
is extremely difficult to handle on a purely scientific level. So I
think that the above question is of great importance.

As a student of physics I would love to know what I should focuse on
in my studies if I am interested in working on the string theory later
in my life. Is it easy to find out whether one really has the intel-
lectual capacity to be working successfully on this field?