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String theory review.

  1. Aug 16, 2014 #1
    Hi, I've been looking for a string theory review for a beginner graduate student. However, there is a vast number of reviews so it's easy to get lost. Does anyone know about a review article or any kind of material to begin with String Theory?

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  3. Aug 16, 2014 #2

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  4. Aug 17, 2014 #3

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    Zwiebach is great for a first exposure. For me the best way to learn it a bit more advanced was Green,Schwartz,Witten (Volume 1) combined with the notes of Tong. I've never understood why people like Polchinski or Becker2Schwarz as introductions, to be honest.

    A beautiful first exposure to SUSY is the notes of Lambert. To understand SUGRA a bit more, the notes of Samtleben are very pedagogic. But GSW+Tong should do the trick also :P
     
  5. Aug 18, 2014 #4

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  6. Aug 18, 2014 #5

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    Of topic: Tong has also written excellent notes on many other topics in physics. For example, I have learned a lot about Kinetic Theory from one of his notes.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2014 #6

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  8. Aug 18, 2014 #7

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    Yes. I'm still waiting for his superstring notes, and I'd propably buy the book if it would come out.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2014 #8

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