Physics 250 - String Theory II: QFT/Gravity
including: AdS/CFT Correspondence, Black Holes &
Branes, Matrix Models, etc.
Fall 2005, Tue and Thu, 11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 430 Birge Hall
(The course has been rescheduled from the original starting time of 9:40am,
to avoid numerous conflicts with concurrent courses in Physics and Math)
Office: 441 Birge (usually on Tue and Thu);
50A-5107 LBNL (usually on Mon, Wed, Fri)
In order to fulfill the requirements of the course, each student will:
(1) choose a research paper (either of your own choosing from hep-th archives,
related to AdS/CFT correspondence or gauge-gravity duality, or from a list
of about ten recommended papers which is
now finally available
here). If you opt for a paper of your own choosing, please
double-check with me a.s.a.p. by email or personally that it is an acceptable
choice. All decisions should be made by (or around) Thanksgiving.
(2) write a two-page summary of the chosen paper and turn it in by Dec 8,
(3) make a ten-to-fifteen minute presentation of the paper in front of the
class on December 8.