The material discussed will roughly revolve around material presented in Polchinski: bosonic strings, conformal field theory, loop amplitudes, D\( p \)-branes etc.
Each meeting will go on for an hour and a half. We meet (almost) every Thursday at 6:00 PM in Hall 123.
|25rd April||M||The String \( S \)-Matrix and Tree-Level Scattering Amplitudes|
|16th April||Pinaki Banerjee and Dr. Alok Laddha||Vertex Operators II|
|9th April||Debangshu Mukherjee and Dr. Alok Laddha||Complaints, Grievances and The No Ghost Theorem|
|30th March||Debangshu Mukherjee||BRST Quantization Bosonic Strings|
|19th March||Debangshu Mukherjee||Old Covariant Quantization of Bosonic Strings|
|12th March||Arnab Priya Saha and M||Vertex Operators I and Scattering Amplitudes I|
|5th March||Dr. Alok Laddha||Boundary Terms in Bosonic String Actions|
|26th February||Arnab Priya Saha||The Weyl Anomaly|
|21th February||Dr. Alok Laddha||BV I: An Introduction to The Batalin–Vilkovisky Formalism|
|12th February||M||The State-Operator Correspondence, Polyakov's Action and Faddeev-Popov Determinants|
|7th February||Dheeraj Mishra||CFT II: Review and Discussion|
|29th January||Renjan John||CFT I: Operator Product Expansions, Ward Identities and the Virasoro Algebra||22nd January||Pinaki Banerjee||Closed and Unoriented Strings|
|14th January||Nirmalya Kajuri||Action Principles and Open String Spectra|