Quantum Fields and Strings - A Course for Mathematicians, Vol. 2 - Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), Pierre Deligne (1999)
ISBN 0821819887
Subject Mathematical physics; Quantum field theory; String models
Publisher American Mathematical Society
Publication Date June 1999
Format Hardcover (267 x 191 mm)
Language e
Ideas from quantum field theory and string theory have had considerable impact on mathematics over the past 20 years. Advances in many different areas have been inspired by insights from physics.

In 1996-97 the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ) organized a special year-long program designed to teach mathematicians the basic physical ideas which underlie the mathematical applications. The purpose is eloquently stated in a letter written by Robert MacPherson: "The goal is to create and convey an understanding, in terms congenial to mathematicians, of some fundamental notions of physics ... [and to] develop the sort of intuition common among physicists for those who are used to thought processes stemming from geometry and algebra."

These volumes are a written record of the program. They contain notes from several long and many short courses covering various aspects of quantum field theory and perturbative string theory. The courses were given by leading physicists and the notes were written either by the speakers or by mathematicians who participated in the program. The book also includes problems and solutions worked out by the editors and other leading participants. Interspersed are mathematical texts with background material and commentary on some topics covered in the lectures.

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LoC Classification QC174.45.Q395 vol 1 1999
Dewey 530.14/3
Cover Price $40.00
No. of Pages 1501
"The written record of the 1996-1997 Special Year in Quantum Field Theory held at the Institute for Advanced Study"--T.p. verso.