Lectures on Branes in Curved Backgrounds

  title={Lectures on Branes in Curved Backgrounds},
  author={Volker Schomerus},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  • V. Schomerus
  • Published 27 September 2002
  • Mathematics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
These lectures provide an introduction to the microscopic description of branes in curved backgrounds. After a brief reminder of the flat space theory, the basic principles and techniques of (rational) boundary conformal field theory are presented in the second lecture. The general formalism is then illustrated through a detailed discussion of branes on compact group manifolds. In the final lecture, many more recent developments are reviewed, including some results for non-compact target spaces… 

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