String Theory in a Nutshell: Second Edition - In a Nutshell 20 (Hardback)
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String Theory in a Nutshell: Second Edition - In a Nutshell 20 (Hardback)

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The essential introduction to modern string theory--now fully expanded and revised

String Theory in a Nutshell is the definitive introduction to modern string theory. Written by one of the world's authorities, this concise and accessible book starts with basic definitions and guides readers from classic topics to the most exciting frontiers of research today. It treats perturbative string theory and its Conformal Field Theory (CFT) tools in detail while also developing nonperturbative aspects and exploring the unity of string interactions. The book covers black holes, their microscopic entropy, the AdS/CFT correspondence, flux compactifications, matrix model tools for string theory, and more. It also includes nearly 500 exercises and serves as a self-contained guide to the literature.

This fully updated edition features an entirely new chapter on flux compactifications in string theory, and the chapter on AdS/CFT has been substantially expanded. In addition, the discussion of conformal field theory has been extensively revised to make it more student-friendly.

Now fully expanded and revised
Features a new chapter on flux compactifications in string theory
Provides expanded coverage of AdS/CFT and a more accessible treatment of conformal field theory
Includes nearly 500 exercises
The essential one-volume reference for students and researchers in theoretical high-energy physics
Ideal for mathematicians and physicists specializing in theoretical cosmology, QCD, and novel approaches to condensed matter systems
An online illustration package is available to professors

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691155791
Number of pages: 864


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Praise for the previous edition:

"What sets this book apart from other recent and older texts on string theory is that, while providing the level of detail in the derivation of all central results that is necessary for an introductory textbook, Kiritsis maintains a brisk and steady pace, and also includes a colloquial discussion of new concepts at the beginning of every section."--Johannes Walcher, Mathematical Reviews


"This textbook on string theory presents the state of the art of this quickly developing topic."--Hans-J rgen Schmidt, Zentralblatt MATH
"An excellent reference for any graduate student interested in string theory. Kiritsis succinctly describes many of the recent developments that are necessary background to current research."--Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study
"There is a definite need for a short speedy introduction to modern string theory. Kiritsis beautifully fills this gap--including all essential areas, but remaining relatively concise, so that a beginning student can work through the entire text."--Andrew Strominger, Harvard University

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