What are the topics of string theory that are comprehensible with only a mathematical background on manifolds and algebraic topology? Also, I have read only the first four chapters in Peskin & Schroder. And I have studied QM.

  • $\begingroup$ Related: physics.stackexchange.com/q/1603/2451 and physics.stackexchange.com/q/27051/2451 $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic May 23 '12 at 18:46
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks , I just want to know the topics i mentioned above with a list of introductory reference material for self study. For eexample I know that Calabi-Yau Manifolds are vital in string theory research . What are the references for Calabi-yau and other topics that are useful for someone with very limited QFT background but have studied Geometry and topology? $\endgroup$ – EGY May 24 '12 at 21:12

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