String theory is one of the candidates for the so called “theory of everything”, which explains the different types of elementary particles and the known forces as quantum states of 1-D strings. In this course of 10 lectures, Leonard Susskind (one of the pioneers of string theory) gives the basics of the theoretical and mathematical ideas of string theory. In particular, Susskind presents these topics: origin of gravity, the theory of extra dimensions of space, the connection between strings and black holes, the landscape of string theory, and the holographic principle. For more lectures visit Stanford Continuing Studies Program and our physics lecture section.
Category: Physics Lectures