Introduction to String Theory

Critical phenomena, the renormalization group and quantum field theory (Spring '16)

Articles to read (mainly): Kogut, "Lattice gauge theory and spin systems"; Wilson's Nobel lecture; Wilson, Kogut, "Renormalization group and the epsilon-expansion"; Shankar, "RG and interacting fermions"; Polchinski, "Effective field theory and the Fermi surface", etc.

Books/articles (text+reference): parts of Peskin, Schroeder; Srednicki; Zee; Altland, Simons etc.

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