String Theory and MTheory Stanford Continuing Studies Program

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String theory (with its close relative, Mtheory) is the basis for the most ambitious theories of the physical world. It has profoundly influenced our understanding of gravity, cosmology, and particle physics. In this course we will develop the basic theoretical and mathematical ideas, including the stringtheoretic origin of gravity, the theory of extra dimensions of space, the connection between strings and black holes, the “landscape” of string theory, and the holographic principle.

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1. String Theory and MTheory Lecture 1 (September 20, 2010)
Leonard Susskind gives a lecture on the string theory and particle physics. He is a world renown theoretical physicist and uses graphs to help demonstrate the theories he is presenting. (September 20, 2010)

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2. String Theory and MTheory Lecture 2 (September 27, 2010)
Professor Leonard Susskind continues his course on String Theory and M Theory, specifically discussing how the forces that act upon strings can affect the quantum mechanics. (September 27, 2010)

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3. String Theory and MTheory Lecture 3 (October 4, 2010)
Professor Leonard Susskind continues his course on String Theory and MTheory with a review of Harmonic oscillator, the spin of massless particles (photons and gravitons), the low lying spectrum of strings, and the tachyon problem. (October 4, 2010)

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4. String Theory and MTheory Lecture 4 (October 11, 2010)
Stanford physics professor Leonard Susskind gives a lecture on the string theory and particle physics. During this lecture he focuses on closed string theory as opposed to open string theory. (October 11, 2010)

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5. String Theory and MTheory Lecture 5 (October 18, 2010)
Professor Leonard Susskind delivers a lecture concerning plonck variables and how they relate to string theory in the context of modern physics. (October 18, 2010)

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6. String Theory and MTheory Lecture 6 (October 25, 2010)
Stanford physics professor Leonard Susskind gives a lecture on the string theory and particle physics. During this lecture he focuses on the different dimensions of string theory and the effect it has on the theory. (October 25, 2010)