# String Theory and M-Theory

## by Stanford Continuing Studies Program

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#### Description

String theory (with its close relative, M-theory) 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 string-theoretic 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 | Video1. String Theory and M-Theory 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) | 1/11/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

2 | Video2. String Theory and M-Theory 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) | 1/18/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

3 | Video3. String Theory and M-Theory Lecture 3 (October 4, 2010) | Professor Leonard Susskind continues his course on String Theory and M-Theory 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) | 1/24/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

4 | Video4. String Theory and M-Theory 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) | 1/31/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

5 | Video5. String Theory and M-Theory 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) | 2/9/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

6 | Video6. String Theory and M-Theory 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) | 2/16/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

7 | Video7. String Theory and M-Theory Lecture 7 (November 1, 2010) | In the seventh installment of his lecture series on String Theory and M-Theory, Leonard Susskind discusses the specifics of strings including Feynman diagrams and mapping particles. (November 1, 2010) | 2/22/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

8 | Video8. String Theory and M-Theory Lecture 8 (November 8, 2010) | Professor Leonard Susskind continues his course on String Theory and M-Theory with the history of path/surface integrals; conformal mapping; application of conformal mapping in string scattering. (November 8, 2010) | 3/2/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

9 | Video9. String Theory and M-Theory Lecture 9 (November 23, 2010) | Stanford physics professor Leonard Susskind gives a lecture on the string theory and particle physics. During this lecture he focuses on the constraints of string theory and gives a few examples that show how these work. (November 23, 2010) | 3/8/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

10 | Video10. String Theory and M-Theory Lecture 10 (November 30, 2010) | Professor Leonard Susskind continues his course on String Theory and M-Theory with his continuation of T-Duality; Introduction to the theory of D-Branes; modeling QFT, QCD; application of Electromagnetism. (November 30, 2010) | 3/15/2011 | Free | View In iTunes |

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