1. Introduction 2. The bosonic string 3. Conformal field theory and string interactions 4. Strings with world-sheet supersymmetry 5. Strings with space-time supersymmetry 6. T-duality and D-branes 7.… Expand

This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments, before describing modern developments, including D-branes, string dualities and M-theory, and concludes with Matrix theory, the AdS/CFT duality and its generalizations.Expand