Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
derive the spectrum of strings in various backgrounds, e.g., in the presence of D-branes or compact dimensions
apply T-duality to open and closed strings
explain the special features of the electrodynamics on D-branes including the differences to Maxwell's theory and T-duality
explain basic ideas of the superstring as well as world-sheet versus targetspace supersymmetry
account for string dualities and the AdS/CFT correspondence
outline a way of how the particles of the Standard Model of particle physics can be obtained from string theory,
explain the string theory description of black holes, the counting of their microstates, and their role in the AdS/CFT correspondence
explain how string interactions are accounted for in the theory
Bosonic strings and superstrings in various backgrounds, D-branes, compact dimensions and T-duality, Born-Infeld electrodynamics, basics of superstrings, supersymmetry and string dualities, string thermodynamics and black holes, AdS/CFT correspondence, string interactions.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.