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<div>see also [[Colloquia]], [[Conformal Field Theory]]<br />
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===books===<br />
'''String Theory'''<br><br />
'''Volume 1: An Introduction to the Bosonic String'''<br><br />
'''Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond'''<br><br />
by Joe Polchinski (two volumes, CUP, 1998, [http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/~joep/errata.html errata])<br><br />
This book addresses the discoveries of the<br />
superstring revolutions of the early to mid 1990s, which mark the<br />
beginnings of modern string theory. Volume 1 quantises the<br />
bosonic string and uses this setting to introduce T-duality and<br />
D-branes without the complications of fermions. The first three chapters of volume 2 <br />
introduce superstrings, but quickly move beyond. The rest of<br />
the second book provides an introduction to nearly all modern string<br />
topics pre-dating the AdS/CFT duality. In particular, it includes D-branes,<br />
Orbifolds, Black Hole Entropy, and Mirror symmetry.<br><br />
Some of the errata were corrected in the reprinting in 2000.<br />
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'''Superstring Theory'''<br><br />
'''Volume 1: Introduction'''<br><br />
'''Volume 2: Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology'''<br><br />
by Michael Green, John Schwarz and Edward Witten (two volumes, CUP, 1988)<br><br />
Volume 1 is the first of a classic two-volume string text by founders in the field. Though there are now many more modern<br />
texts, it containing many details that more recent texts<br />
must skim through to discuss modern topics. Volume 1 is concerned mainly with the free string, though it treats both bosonic and supersymmetric versions. Volume 2 addresses the details of loop<br />
calculations, but also discusses low-energy effective theories (in particular, supergravity) and compactifications (especially on Calabi-Yau manifolds). <br />
<br />
'''String Theory and M-Theory'''<br><br />
by Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker and John Schwarz (CUP, 2006)<br />
<br />
'''A First Course in String Theory'''<br><br />
by Barton Zwiebach, (CUP, 2003)<br><br />
This book is intended for the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. No familiarity with quantum field theory is assumed (although Zwiebach does assume a working knowledge of quantum mechanics). It focuses on the study of single<br />
strings and their interactions, which can be understood in some<br />
detail. Of necessity, however, it is impossible to address many<br />
advanced topics.<br />
<br />
'''Supersymmetry and String Theory: Beyond the Standard Model'''<br><br />
by Michael Dine (CUP, 2007)<br />
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'''Gravity and Strings'''<br><br />
by Tom</div>GtgZb6