A lecture series within the seminar Exact Results in Quantum Theory & Gravity Prof. Neil Lambert King’s College, London & Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw AN INTRODUCTION TO STRING THEORY AND M-THEORY Abstract: We will attempt to describe the basic elements of string theory, starting from the world sheet description of a bosonic string, through superstrings and then eventually, time permitting, the non-perturbative features and M-theory. March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (2015) Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw ul. Pasteura 5 Lecture hall 1.40 Time: 1415-1600, Friday IIB IIA I M-theory Pasteura 5 SO(32) heterotic E8xE8 heterotic Prof. Neil Lambert is a theoretical physicist, his research is primarily concerned with supersymmetry, string theory and M-theory. He completed a PhD in String Theory and Branes at the University of Cambridge in 1996. After postdoctoral studies in King’s College (London), ENS (Paris), and Rutgers University (USA), he became a professor at King’s College. In 2010-2013 he was also a staff scientist at CERN. In January 2015 Prof. Lambert became an affiliated professor at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, where he will spend next few years.

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