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African Summer Theory Institute

2004

Online Lectures

Lecture notes, audio recordings and other material from the school.

Core lectures are written in black, technical talks in green and talks on science education in blue. In the evening there were a number of lectures open to the general public. These are marked in red.

The videos and audio files are now available.

Next to each title is one or more symbols indicating the type of media available; they are:

    A video file of the lecture in AVI format using the XviD and MP3 codecs.
    An audio file of the lecture in MP3 format.
    The lecture notes, usually in PDF format.

Week 1 (12 - 16 January)

Monday, 12th

  • Quantum Mechanics, Douglas Smith VIDEO (272MB)  (38MB)
  • Cosmology, George Ellis  (257MB)  (36MB)
  • Back of the Envelope Calculations, Anthony Zee  (204MB)  (29MB)

Tuesday, 13th

  • Quantum Mechanics, Douglas Smith  (309MB)  (44MB)
  • Cosmology, George Ellis  (252MB)  (36MB)
  • Astronomy, Woudt  (127MB)  (18MB)
  • Testing Distance Duality, Bruce Bassett  (156MB)  (22MB)
  • Legacy of Computers, Sussman  (236MB)  (33MB)

Wednesday, 14th

  • Quantum Field Theory, Anthony Zee  (200MB)  (30MB)
    and discussion  (105MB)  (15MB)
  • Cosmology, George Ellis  (279MB)  (39MB)
  • Black Holes, Donald Marolf  (203MB)  (29MB)
  • Particle Physics, Alan Martin  (186MB)  (26MB)
  • Cosmology, George Ellis  (231MB)  (33MB)

Thursday, 15th

  • Quantum Field Theory, Anthony Zee  (284MB)  (40MB)
  • Cosmology, George Ellis  (255MB)  (36MB)
  • Black Holes, Don Marolf  (204MB)  (29MB)
  • Particle Physics, Alan Martin  (209MB)  (30MB)
  • Symmetry, Anthony Zee  (216MB)  (31MB)

Friday, 16th

  • Quantum Field Theory, Anthony Zee  (281MB)  (40MB)
  • Particle Physics, Alan Martin  (247MB)  (35MB)
  • Inflation, Roy Maartens  (223MB)  (32MB)
  • Neutrinos, Alan Martin  (238MB)  (34MB)

Week 2 (19 - 23 January)

Monday, 19th

  • Quantum Field Theory, Anthony Zee  (273MB)  (3MB)
    and question session  (27MB)  (4MB)
  • Strings, Melanie Becker  (303MB)  (43MB)
  • Particle physics, Alan Martin  (65MB)  (9MB)
    continued  (133MB)  (19MB)
  • Astrophysics, Catherine Cress  (190MB)  (27MB)
  • Branes, Jim Gates  (269MB)  (38MB)

Tuesday, 20th

  • Group Theory, Robert de Mello Koch  (254MB)  (36MB)
  • Strings, Melanie Becker  (272MB)  (39MB)
  • Astrophysics, Catherine Cress  (190MB)  (27MB)
  • The Holographic Principle, Donald Marolf  (191MB)  (27MB)
  • Career Discussion  (216MB)  (31MB)

Wednesday, 21st

  • Group Theory, Robert de Mello Koch  (273MB)  (39MB)
  • Strings, Melanie Becker  (298MB)  (42MB)
  • de Sitter Space, Maulik Parikh  (201MB)  (28MB)
  • Supersmmetry, Jim Gates  (203MB)  (29MB)

Thursday, 22nd

  • Group Theory, Robert de Mello Koch  (B)  (41MB)
  • Strings, Melanie Becker  (307MB)  (43MB)
  • Supersymmetry, Jim Gates  (244MB)  (35MB)
  • The Cosmological Constant, Maulik Parikh  (163MB)  (23MB)
  • Strings in Everything?, Clifford Johnson  (198MB)  (28MB)

Friday, 23rd

  • Group Theory, Robert de Mello Koch  (297MB)  (42MB)
  • Solitons, Jeff Murugan  (240MB)  (34MB)
  • Supersymmetry, Jim Gates  (260MB)  (37MB)
  • Open Discussion on Black Holes (Adv), Don Marolf  (204MB)  (29MB)
  • Branes II, Jim Gates  (165MB)  (23MB)

Week 3 (26 - 30 January)

Monday, 26th

  • Supersymmetry Phenomenology, John Ellis  (244MB)  (35MB)
  • Dark Energy, Roy Maartens  (223MB)  (32MB)
  • Collider Physics, Zeblon Vilakazi  (183MB)  (26MB)
  • Searching for the Higgs, John Ellis  (292MB)  (41MB)

Tuesday, 27th

  • Supersymmetry 1, John Ellis  (226MB)  (32MB)
  • Braneworld Cosmology, Roy Maartens  (288MB)  (41MB)
  • Phenomenology of Extra Dimensions, JoAnne Hewitt  (210MB)  (30MB)
  • Large Scale stucture and the CMB, Peter Dunsby  (158MB)  (23MB)
  • The Early Universe, Roy Maartens  (221MB)  (31MB)

Wednesday, 28th

  • Supersymmetry 2, John Ellis  (270MB)  (38MB)
  • Phenomenology of Extra Dimensions, JoAnne Hewitt  (227MB)  (32MB)
  • Chameleon Cosmology, Amanda Weltman  (246MB)  (35MB)

AIMS, ASTI, PI, NASSP Discussion

  • Part I  (172MB)  (24MB)
  • Part II  (62MB)  (9MB)

A Note on Codecs

XvidD is an MPEG-4 complient video codec provided by www.xvid.org. A version for Microsoft can be downloaded from Koepi. Linux users are advised to use the excellent mplayer.

MP3 is the most popular audio codec on the Internet. It is included with Windows, Mac and most Linux distributions.

PDF is a proprietry format for printed documents, created by Adobe which provides a reader for these files (for Microsoft, Linux and Mac). Linux users can also use xpdf and gv.

Linux

The video and audio files were created on Linux using the latest versions of XviD and LAME, and can be played using MPlayer, XMMS, xine, or one of the many other media players.

Most modern Linux distributions should already include the appropriate libraries (libxvidcore for XviD and libmp3lame for MP3). If yours doesn't then look at the homepage of the distribution first.

Otherwise try rpmfind for RPM based distributions (RedHat, Mandrake, Suse, etc.) or Christian Marillat's site for Debian packages (also used by Knoppix, etc.)

Apple Mac

Microsoft Windows

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