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source: LeonhardEuler1 2014年10月16日

There is not much on Youtube to help one actually learn string theory, so I thought these lectures (given by Davide Gaiotto of the Perimeter Institute at the 2013-2014 PSI - NOT my videos! All rights, credit, etc. go to the Perimeter Institute, which can be found at the website linked to below) would be a nice addition. All the videos come from, and can be downloaded from in various formats and from previous years, the Perimeter Institute (where these lectures took place) website:

http://perimeterscholars.org/451.html

Before attacking these topics, it would be wise have first have familiarity with quantum field theory. Excellent lectures on these topics given by David Tong (of Cambridge) and Francois David at the Perimeter Institute in 2009 and 2011, respectively, can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCFDAC024C6B67171&...ture=plcp

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNhSjK9aGXjoc6EhKc...

In addition to that, you can check out the wonderful lectures on string theory and M-theory by Leonard Susskind at Stanford:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA2FDCCBC7956448F

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3E633552E58EB230

You can also find lectures from the 2011-2012 PSI review course, given by Freddy Cachazo:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNhSjK9aGXjpHsokpY...

Moreover, there are TONS of books on the subject. I personally suggest the following two for introductions:

http://iate.oac.uncor.edu/~manuel/libros/Modern%20Physics...

http://www.galaktiskeparti.no/PDF%20files/String%20Theory...

The classic textbooks are:

http://stringworld.ru/files/Polchinski_J._String_theory._...

http://stringworld.ru/files/Polchinski_J._String_theory._...

http://www.amazon.com/Superstring-Theory-Introduction-Mon...

http://www.amazon.com/Superstring-Theory-Amplitudes-Pheno...

There's also David Tong's notes:

http://arxiv.org/pdf/0908.0333.pdf

And, lastly, if you are interested in the mathematical perspective on string theory then you can check out the following books:

http://www.amazon.com/Mathematical-Aspects-String-Advance...

http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Symmetry-Clay-Mathematics-Mo...

http://www.amazon.com/Dirichlet-Branes-Symmetry-Mathemati...

http://www.amazon.com/Tropical-Geometry-Symmetry-Conferen...

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 1 1:02:01 This lecture provides an introduction to perturbative string theory. If you're having trouble seeing the board at any point in the lectures, you can check out this pdf with snapshots of the board -- one shot for each change that occurs: http://pirsa.org/pdf/loadpdf.php?pirs...

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 2 1:08:31

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 3 1:01:03

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 4 1:05:35

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 5 1:13:08

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 6 1:04:57

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 7 59:20

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 8 1:11:28

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 9 57:00

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 10 1:05:50

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 11 56:59

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 12 1:05:42

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 13 1:02:57

String Theory (David Gaiotto) | Lecture 14 1:11:36

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