Introduction to String Theory
### Conformal field theory and worldsheet strings (Spring '15)

Papers to read (mainly): Belavin, Polyakov, Zamolodchikov, "Infinite
conformal symmetry in 2-dim quantum field theory" (1984);
Friedan, Martinec Shenker, "Conformal invariance, supersymmetry and
string theory" (1986), Dixon, Friedan, Martinec, Shenker, "Conformal
field theory of orbifolds" (1987).

Books/articles (text+reference): the books on string theory by
Polchinski (2 vols); Ginsparg notes "Applied conformal field theory",
arXiv:hep-th/9108028; Green,Schwarz,Witten (2vols); di Francesco,
Mathieu, Senechal, "Conformal field theory", etc.

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