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I study theoretical physics and mathematics, with a focus on gravitational physics (e.g. string theory), differential geometry, and quantum field theories.
- Quantum Field Theory: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/qft.html; Introduction to Quantum Field Theory by Peskin and Schroeder
- String Theory: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/string.html; String Theory and M-Theory by Becker, Becker and Schwarz; Superstring Theory by Witten; String Theory, course by Prof. Freddy Chachazo, available at: http://perimeterscholars.org/
- Solitons, Topology: Classical Solutions in Quantum Field Theory by Weinberg; http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/tasi.html
- Advanced General Relativity: Gravitational Physics, course by Prof. Ruth Gregory, video lectures available at: http://perimeterscholars.org/
- Advanced Differential Geometry: A Brief Introduction to Characteristic Classes from the Differential Viewpoint (Free Notes) by Yang Zhang, Cornell University
- Calabi-Yau Manifolds: A Bestiary for Physicists by T. Hubsch; an introduction to Calabi-Yau manifolds meant to be accessible to physicists, but requires a substantial mathematical background.
- Mannheim's Brane-Localized Gravity; explicit computations are present throughout, in great detail.
- All volumes of A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry by Spivak; thorough, excellently written and with great insights.
Profile image: an artist's depiction of a two-dimensional slice of a Calabi-Yau manifold, which by definition has vanishing first Chern class.
I have a MacBook Pro and desktop computer running Ubuntu Linux LTS - I've never looked back at Windows since. My favorite text editor is Vim, and I code in C, Assembly, and Mathematica. My only version control system is Git. I read e-mail with GMail and Alpine.
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