3 February 2014. I have uploaded all marked exams. All submitted work was very good or excellent. I have made some remarks on the scripts, and posted my model solutions among the course files. Well done!
14 December 2013. Posted: Additional notes for lecture 10, solutions for example sheet 3.
4 December 2013. Posted: Revised version of Part 5 of the lecture notes (some typos fixed), additional notes for lecture 9, solutions for example sheet 2, and example sheet 3.
2 December 2013. Please note that due to local industrial action it is not clear whether I will be able to enter the department and the Magic room on Wednesday 4 December. I will not be on strike myself on this day, but since part of the technical personal will be, it might happen that the departmental building will be closed due to health and safety reasons. If the lecture will not take place, I will make an announcement about how we will proceed as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
30 November 2013. Part 5 of the lecture notes and additional (handwritten notes) for the lectures up to lecture 8 have been posted.
12 November 2013. Part 4 of the lecture notes have been posted. We will start with this during tomorrows lectures and spend up to two further lectures on this material.
12 November 2013. Example Sheet 2 has been posted. Solutions will be made available in about 3 weeks.
12 November 2013. Solutions for Example Sheet 1 have been posted.
7 November 2013. Additional (scanned, handwritten) notes for forth and fifth lecture have been uploaded.
27 October 2013. Part 3 of the lecture notes has been posted.
24 October 2013. I have now posted the additional (scanned, handwritten) notes from the third lecture. I have also posted the first example sheet. Solutions will be made available later (in about 2 weeks). On Wednesday 30 November I will finish the second part of the lectures, and start with part 3. I expect that I'll post the lecture notes for part 3 by Monday 28.
I have now posted (scanned, hand-written) notes from the second lecture. It includes the bibliographic data for the book by Jost which was mentioned in the QandA at the end. Next Wednesday (23 October) we will continue with Part 2 of the lecture notes from page 15.
The second part of the Lecture Notes has been posted. They cover the Nambu-Goto and Polyakov action principles for relativistic (bosonic) strings, the equations of motion and constraints, conserved quantities, explicit solutions of the equations of motion in the conformal gauge and an outline of covariant quantisation. I expect that we will need at least two weeks to go through this material (Lectures 2 and 3).
I have also posted some supplementary (scanned, hand-written) notes from the first lecture.