THEP Journal Club

May 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in Sozialraum der WA THEPRiccardo Bartocci

Institut für Physik, THEP

rbartocc@uni-mainz.de

Prisco Lo Chiatto

Institut für Physik, THEP

plochiat@uni-mainz.de

Nicklas Ramberg

Institut für Physik, THEP

nramberg@uni-mainz.de

Miroslava Mosso Rojas

Institut für Physik, THEP

mmossoro@uni-mainz.de

Pizza & Physics at Lunchtime

Jill Ecker, Isabel Koltermann (ThEP)

In this talk we will give a very basic introduction to string theory, aimed mostly at Master and PhD students. Our presentation will be continued in the Pizza Seminar in the following week, where we will concentrate on the respective subjects of our doctoral work.

The talk starts with a short motivation and an historical overview, followed by a presentation of the basic objects in string theory. The next step consists in aspects of string phenomenology, in particular model building with D-branes and strings. Finally, we will address some important mathematical aspects of string theory including moduli space and Hodge numbers.