"An excellent reference for any graduate student interested in string theory. Kiritsis succinctly describes many of the recent developments that are necessary background to current research. Topics covered include black holes in string theory, holography, various dualities among string theories, and dualities connecting string theory to gauge theories. The basic frameworks for connecting string theory to four-dimensional physics are also explained."--Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study
"This very well-written book, which builds on the fundamentals and provides an excellent introduction to the state of the art in string theory, will be quite useful to students and to researchers acquainting themselves with this exciting field. It concisely lays out the successes of string theory to date and the challenges that await. I have no doubt that the topics described herein will remain at the heart of the theory even when our understanding of its dynamics and its role in describing nature improve."--David Kutasov, University of Chicago
"There is a definite need for a short speedy introduction to modern string theory. Kiritsis beautifully fills this gap--including all essential areas, but remaining relatively concise, so that a beginning student can work through the entire text."--Andrew Strominger, Harvard University
"String theory textbooks are found on the bookshelves of not only those theoretical physicists who call themselves string theorists, but also others, and this book will appeal especially to this broader category of readers. More universal in its coverage than are comparable texts, it seeks to explain virtually all the issues whose knowledge becomes more or less necessary for every researcher in the field. Indeed, it squeezes all its material into less than 600 pages of well-defined, short sentences with a clear technical content--a nearly complete discussion of the subject that will be really useful to many experts and future experts."--Luboš Motl, Harvard University
I have read several of the, made for the public books on string theory. I have solved my share of triple integral dot products. Read morePublished 10 months ago by radio100
Very disappointed in this book. I breezed thru Zwiebach, & mistakenly thought this was the next level up.
Try Two-Three levels up. Read more