Introduction books/interesting thesis ideas on string theory

  1. Hi string group,

    I'm a new member. In a few months I'll have completed my final exams
    and can finally start to write my diploma thesis (german diploma) in
    theoretical physics and mathematics.

    Naturally I'm a novice in the subject, having only very superficial
    basic knowledge from a supersymmetry/supergravity/superstring lecture.
    So I'm currently collecting information about books, interesting
    articles and so on. Since I don't have a specific thesis frame or topic
    to deal with, I search for general readings or interesting suggestions
    that could be dealt with. Of course I'm aware of the obvious readings
    (Polchinski, Green/Schwarz/Witten) that are currently scattered around
    my desk.

    Current ideas for a thesis topic are something (very vague and
    preliminary) "anomalies in multi-dimensional brane-extensions in string
    theory" or something like that.

    So what I'm asking for are some inspiring hints, that could be deals
    with in detail. Please note that the subjects should contain sufficient
    mathematical aspects, because it should be a thesis for both departments
    (that's ok by the regulations if the thesis has the sufficient
    length...).

    Maybe this question is a bit preliminary because my actual lack of
    deeper knowledge in the subject, but on the other hand I prefer reading
    books and knowing whats goint to appear between the lines.

    Thanks so far, Benjamin.


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