String Theory and Branes
by Neil Lambert
Publisher: King's College London 2010
Number of pages: 55
This course will introduce string theory, which, for good or bad, has become the dominant, and arguably only, framework for a complete theory of all known physical phenomena. As such it is in some sense a course to introduce the modern view of particle physics at its most fundamental level.
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