String Theory

Simplified drawing of the near-horizon geometry of many D3-branes.

A cartoon of the near-horizon geometry of many D3-branes. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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Fall 2008



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This is a one-semester class about gauge/gravity duality (often called AdS/CFT) and its applications.

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John McGreevy. 8.821 String Theory. Fall 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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