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I have a great interest in the area of string theory, but since I am more focused on mathematics, I was wondering if there is any book out there that covers mathematical aspects of string theory. I did some research and found some resources, at these notes: and at the website Is there any book that covers string theory in more of a mathematical aspect?

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There is a nice book by Nirmala Prakash called "Mathematical Perspectives on Theoretical Physics: A Journey from Black Holes to Superstrings" that covers the topic of this question quite nicely. – Jaivir Baweja Nov 5 '12 at 14:25
Pretty much the same question is discussed at MathOverflow: and also at math.SE – just-learning Feb 22 '14 at 0:29
There is Shing Tung Yau's collection Mathematical Aspects of String Theory. :) – Tomas Smith Sep 20 '14 at 1:30

I would recommend S.T. Yau's book on Mathematical Aspects of String Theory, following @Tomas Smith. There is also a two volume set based on lectures given at Princeton. The books can be found on Amazon at and Then, there is of course the "Big Yellow Book" on Mirror Symmetry by Vafa, Hori This is available in a pdf form from the Clay Maths Institute:

You can also find the notes on the course website:

Of course, there are more mathematical reviews on string theory which can be found on the arXiv. An example here is a set of notes by Brian Greene on String Theory on CY manifolds You can also find numerous notes on string theory and connections to number theory, geometry and algebraic geometry online.

Hope this helps.

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