CP3 Mini Course on D-branes in String Theory

Who: Rodolfo Russo (Queen Mary, U. of London)
When: Monday, November 22, 2010 at 14:15
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 12:30
Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:30

Where: The CP³ meeting room

Abstract: The aim of these lectures is to provide an introduction to D-branes in type II string theories. I will start from the basic definition of D-branes as the objects supporting the fundamental string endpoints, then I will describe them from the closed string point of view and I will discuss their “gravitational” backreaction. I will conclude by giving a brief overview on how D-brane bound states have been used to model black holes in string theory.

Lecture I


Lecture II


Lecture III