# String theory

see also Colloquia

### books

**String Theory**

**Volume 1: An Introduction to the Bosonic String**

**Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond**

by Joe Polchinski (two volumes, CUP, 1998, errata)

Some of the errata were corrected in the reprinting in 2000.

**Superstring Theory**

**Volume 1: Introduction**

**Volume 2: Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology**

by Michael Green, John Schwarz and Edward Witten (two volumes, CUP, 1988)

**String Theory and M-Theory**

by Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker and John Schwarz (CUP, 2006)

**A First Course in String Theory**

by Barton Zwiebach, (CUP)

**Supersymmetry and String Theory: Beyond the Standard Model**

by Michael Dine (CUP, 2007)

**Gravity and Strings**

by Tomás Ortín (CUP, 2004)

### reviews

String Theory

by Eric D'Hoker (downloadable from the Quantum Field Theory program at IAS: Spring Term 1997)

Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality

by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, 152 pages, 31 figures)

Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory

by Elias Kiritsis (hep-th/9708130, 60 pages, 4 figures)

String Primer

by E. Alvarez and P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, 87 pages, 4 figures)

TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theories

by Hirosi Ooguri, Zheng Yin (hep-th/9612254, 80 pages)

What is String Theory?

by Joseph Polchinski (hep-th/9411028, 153 pages, 30 figures)

An Introduction to the Covariant Quantization of Superstrings

by P.A. Grassi, G. Policastro, P. van Nieuwenhuizen (hep-th/0302147, 23 pages)

Lectures on Two-Loop Superstrings

by Eric D'Hoker, D.H. Phong (hep-th/0211111, 37 pages, 3 figures)

ICTP Lectures on Covariant Quantization of the Superstring

by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/0209059, 43 pages)

Open Strings

by Carlo Angelantonj, Augusto Sagnotti (hep-th/0204089, 156 pages)

TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theory and Ramond-Ramond Flux

by L. Dolan (hep-th/0201209, 39 pages)

An Introduction to Conformal Field Theory

by Matthias R Gaberdiel (hep-th/9910156, 69 pages)

A New Description of the Superstring

by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/9604123)

Introduction to Superstring Theory

by E. Kiritsis (hep-th/9709062, 244 pages, 22 figures)

An Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory

by Ashoke Sen (hep-th/9802051, 129 pages, 22 figures)

Introduction to Superstring Theory

by John H. Schwarz (hep-ex/0008017, 44 pages)

Strings, Branes and Extra Dimensions

by Stefan Forste (hep-th/0110055, 238 pages)

String Theory or Field Theory?

by A. Marshakov (hep-th/0212114, 56 pages, 18 figures)

String theory: an update

by Jan de Boer (hep-th/0210224, 20 pages, 2 figures)

Introduction to String Theory

by Thomas Mohaupt (hep-th/0207249, 78 pages)

BUSSTEPP Lectures on String Theory

by Richard J. Szabo (hep-th/0207142, 90 pages, 24 figures)

Introduction to M-theory for relativists and cosmologists

by Nobuyoshi Ohta (gr-qc/0205036, 28 pages, 7 figures)

Topics on Strings, Branes and Calabi-Yau Compactifications

by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0010046, 50 pages, no figures)

Lectures on Strings, D-branes and Gauge Theories

by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0003019, 38 pages, no figures)

An introduction to perturbative and non-perturbative string theory

by Ignatios Antoniadis, Guillaume Ovarlez (hep-th/9906108, 17 pages)

Supergravity, Brane Dynamics and String Duality

by P. West (hep-th/9811101, 109 pages, 2 figures)

Introduction to M Theory

by Miao Li (hep-th/9811019, 76 pages)

String Primer

by E. Alvarez, P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, 87 pages, 4 figures)

Lectures on Strings and Dualities

by Cumrun Vafa (hep-th/9702201, 53 pages)

Fields, Strings and Branes

by C. Gomez, R. Hernandez (hep-th/9711102, 176 pages, 6 figures)

Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality

by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, 152 pages, 31 figures)