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What sort of maths should I focus on if I want to do postgraduate work in string theo

  1. May 28, 2012 #1
    I admit I don't know anything about string theory (nobody really does at an undergraduate level) but it sounds interesting and seems like something challenging. I am majoring in physics and maths but I am getting to the point in my undergraduate studies where I can begin to specialize more in my maths subjects. So my question is, what area of maths is the most beneficial to peruse this, analysis, algebra or something else? I hear topology is fairly important but that begs the same question, differential or algebraic?

    On a related note, would I be better to have an official qualification in "mathematical physics" or "theoretical physic"?

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