There won't be much AdS/CFT correspondence in these lectures, but mostly background on AdS & on CFT.

- Subsection numbers are from Fields v4.
- When I lecture from the book in class, the equation/paragraph I'm discussing is scrolled to the top of the screen.
- Warning: This book and web page are being revised
*during*the course.

- Assigned reading: @ least 2 subsections ahead of lecture.
- Check the background material to see if you need it.
- Also note the summaries given in the Outline @ the beginning of the book, & for equations the AfterMath @ the end.
- If you are late to class, you are responsible for any material you missed.

- Homework is due 1 week after reached in lecture, @ beginning of class.
- You can submit it on paper in class, or electronically; if on paper, don't turn in different assignments on the same sheet or you won't get it back till the latest is returned.
- Late homework is usually a rush job & mostly wrong.

conformal | covered in | homework | background material |
---|---|---|---|

conformal group | IA[3^{†},]6 | IA6.4-7 (due 10/29) | |

classical groups | IB1,4-5 | IB4.1 (due 10/29) | |

covering groups | IC5[,IIA5^{†}] | IIA7 (chirality/duality) | |

coordinate cosets | IC6 | IC6.1,3* (due 11/2) | |

break for rest of Roček's lectures | |||

superconformal | |||

superspace | IIC[1^{†},]2 | IIC2.2 (due 11/16) | IA2 (super indices, classical fermions) |

superconformal groups | [IB3^{†},]IIC3-4 | IIC4.2 (due 11/26) | |

interacting Yang-Mills | |||

covariant derivative | IIIC1 | IIIA4 (actions & couplings) | |

lightcone gauge | IIIC2 | IIIC2.3 (due 11/28) | IIB1-3 (arbitrary spin & lightcone gauge) |

N=4 super Yang-Mills | XC6 (YM) | IVC7 (extended susy), XC1-2 (spinors in all dimensions) | |

more gravity | |||

covariant derivative | IXA1,2 | IXA2.7 (due 11/30) | IC2 (coordinate transformations), IIB1 (weight, spin) |

Thanksgiving break | |||

Weyl scale (D>2) | IXA7 | IXA7.7 (due 12/3) | IVA7 (dilaton), IXC5 (Weyl scale → Schwarzschild) |

lightcone gauge (D>2) | IXB3 (LC) | ||

Anti-de Sitter | |||

de Sitter & Anti-de Sitter spaces | IXC2 | IVA2 (σ models) | |

10D IIB supergravity on AdS₅×S⁵ | XC7 | XIA4 (massless superstring spectra), IC3 (Young tableaux) | |

correspondence | |||

1/N expansion | VIIC4 | VC2 (diagram topology), VC9 (group theory in diagrams) | |

definition, spectrum | XIA8 |

^{†}Should have been covered: maybe next time?

*Has since been renumbered to IC6.4.