visión de conjunto:Críticas There is a definite need for a short speedy introduction to modern string theory. Kiritsis beautifully fills this gap-including all essential areas but remaining relatively concise so that a beginning student can work through the entire text.-Andrew Strominger Harvard University An excellent reference for any graduate student interested in string theory. Kiritsis succinctly describes many of the recent developments that are necessary background to current research.-Juan Maldacena Institute for Advanced Study This textbook on string theory presents the state of the art of this quickly developing topic.-Hans-Jurgen Schmidt Zentralblatt MATH Praise for the previous edition: What sets this book apart from other recent and older texts on string theory is that while providing the level of detail in the derivation of all central results that is necessary for an introductory textbook Kiritsis maintains a brisk and steady pace and also includes a colloquial discussion of new concepts at the beginning of every section.-Johannes Walcher Mathematical Reviews Reseña del editor The essential introduction to modern string theory-now fully expanded and revised String Theory in a Nutshell is the definitive introduction to modern string theory. Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject this concise and accessible book starts with basic definitions and guides readers from classic topics to the most exciting frontiers of research today. It covers perturbative string theory the unity of string interactions black holes and their microscopic entropy the AdS/CFT correspondence and its applications matrix model tools for string theory and more. It also includes 600 exercises and serves as a self-contained guide to the literature. This fully updated edition features an entirely new chapter on flux compactifications in string theory and the chapter on AdS/CFT has been substantially expanded by adding many applications to diverse topics. In addition the discussion of conformal field theory has been extensively revised to make it more student-friendly. The essential one-volume reference for students and researchers in theoretical high-energy physics Now fully expanded and revised Provides expanded coverage of AdS/CFT and its applications namely the holographic renormalization group holographic theories for Yang-Mills and QCD nonequilibrium thermal physics finite density physics and entanglement entropy Ideal for mathematicians and physicists specializing in theoretical cosmology QCD and novel approaches to condensed matter systems An online illustration package is available to professors Biografía del autor Elias Kiritsis is director of research at the French National Center for Scientific Research and professor of physics at the University of Crete.