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Old 2020-06-27, 07:48   #179
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Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman View Post
It is nice to hear that Universities are still going!

Greg, do you know of anyone offering a first course (on-line) in string theory?
I'd love to take one. Or a course in quantum field theory? I did get to take
a course in relativistic quantum mech from Ed Purcell when I was an undergrad.
[45 years ago, however!] It was a small fun class; he was a superb teacher.

I'm not sure if I have the needed pre-reqs.
My differential geometry background is minimal, so I may need to take that first.
Basic tensor analysis is not a problem.
Sorry, but I don't. I took a QFT course 20 years ago from Alfred Shapere at U. Kentucky, who was a student of Frank Wilczek. Haven't looked at it since I'm afraid. The closest I've come to string theory is attending a couple of talks by Ed Witten, of which I understood very little.
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