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Table of Contents: ... -- Effective actions in ten dimensions -- Compactification of string theory I: Tri and orbifolds -- Compactification of string theory II: Calabi-Yau compactifications -- Dynamics of string theory at weak coupling -- Beyond weak coupling: non-perturbative string...

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Table of Contents: ...Introduction and Summary -- Standard Model and Beyond -- Orbifolds -- Spinors -- Field Theoretic Orbifolds -- Quantization of Strings -- Strings on Orbifolds -- Formal Construction -- Non-prime Orbifolds -- Interactions on Orbifolds -- Effective Action...

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Table of Contents: ... or 6 dimensions : Orbifold GUTs -- SUSY breaking in extra dimensions -- Orbifold GUTs meet data -- SUSY GUTs in string theory : background -- Heterotic orbifold constructions -- Guaranteeing the MSSM, proton decay and precise gauge coupling unification...

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Table of Contents: ... -- Supersymmetry in ten dimensions -- Construction of type IIA/B superstrings -- Branes in type II superstring theory -- Construction of heterotic superstrings -- Introduction to conformal field theory -- Modular invariants and orbifolds -- Closed strings on the 3...

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Table of Contents: ... -- Effective actions in ten dimensions -- Compactification of string theory I: Tri and orbifolds -- Compactification of string theory II: Calabi-Yau compactifications -- Dynamics of string theory at weak coupling -- Beyond weak coupling: non-perturbative string...

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Table of Contents: ... compactification of heterotic superstrings; 8. Heterotic string orbifolds and other exact CFT constructions; 9. Heterotic string compactifications: effective action; 10. Type IIA orientifolds: intersecting brane worlds; 11. Type IIB orientifolds; 12. Type II...

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Table of Contents: ...Modularity of trace functions in orbifold theory for Z-graded vertex operator superalgebras /...

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Table of Contents: ..., and quantum Einstein gravity / Martin Reuter and Frank Saueressig -- 8. When is a differentiable manifold the boundary of an orbifold? / Andrés Angel -- 9. Canonical group quantization, rotation generators and quantum indistinguishability / Carlos Benavides...

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Table of Contents: ...Foundations -- Cohomology, bundles and morphisms -- Orbifold K-theory -- Chen-Ruan cohomology -- Calculating Chen-Ruan cohomology....

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Table of Contents: ...-Branes -- S-Charges Monodromy Mechanish in N=2 SYM From Semiclassical Point of View -- Singular and Smooth Time-Dpendent Orbifolds -- Type IIB 7 Brane Solutions From Nine-Dimensional Domain Walls -- ??-Corrections to Flux Induced Potentials in Type IIB...

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Table of Contents: ... and Branes in String Theory -- Lectures on Superconformal Quantum Mechanics and Multi-Black Hole Moduli Spaces -- Brane Theory Solitons -- Gong Show -- D-Branestrahlung -- Strings on BTZ Black Holes -- A Note on non-supersymmetric Open-String Orbifolds with a...

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Table of Contents: ... dynamics -- Strings, matrices and black holes -- Orbifolds of AdS 3 and fixpoints of the CFT -- Holography and the Weyl anomaly -- The QCD string and generalized wave equation -- On supergravity duals of N=1 SCFT in four dimensions -- On (Multi-)Center branes...

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Table of Contents: ... for Geometry -- 6 Light Cone Field Theory -- 7 BRST Field Theory -- III Phenomenology and Model Building -- 8 Anomalies and the Atiyah—Singer Theorem -- 9 Heterotic Strings and Compactification -- 10 Calabi—Yau Spaces and Orbifolds -- IV M-Theory -- 11 M-Theory...

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