van NieuwenhuizenString TheoryOther courses 
SiegelReading & homework for F'20Fields v4Spinning stringLightcone algebraSome previous semesters

String theory is a vast subject, so it is not possible to cover all areas. We give simple introductions to the main areas; the lectures are selfcontained. We do not use phrases like "It can be shown that...", but rather do all derivations and calculations explicitly.
This year we will begin teaching another revised version of the string course. As such, the following is a tentative description, subject to revision.
First semester  Second semester 



Dirac equation  15 
classical YangMills  50 
basic general relativity: tensors & Einstein's equations  16 