Lectures on string theory

  title={Lectures on string theory},
  author={Dieter L{\"u}st and Stefan Theisen},
This book provides an introduction to string theory, at present one of the fastest-growing areas in theoretical high-energy physics. It introduces modern techniques and concepts, such as conformal and superconformal field theory, Kac-Moody algebras, etc., stressing their relevance and application to string theory rather than the formal aspects. The reader is led from a basic discussion of the classical bosonic string to the construction of four-dimensional heterotic string models, an area of… 

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