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8.871 Selected Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics: Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics

8.871 Selected Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics: Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics

This course is an introduction to branes in string theory and their world volume dynamics. Instead of looking at the theory from the point of view of the world-sheet observer, we will approach the problem from the point of view of an observer which lives on a brane. Instead of writing down conformal field theory on the world-sheet and studying the properties of these theories, we will look at various branes in string theory and ask how the physics on their world-volume looks like.

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