8.821 String Theory

Fall 2008

Simplified drawing of the near-horizon geometry of many D3-branes.
A cartoon of the near-horizon geometry of many D3-branes. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Course Description

This is a one-semester class about gauge/gravity duality (often called AdS/CFT) and its applications.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .nb and .ps.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. John McGreevy

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
2 session / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate