# Topological Strings

### books

**Chern-Simons Theory, Matrix Models, and Topological Strings**

by Marcos Marino (208 pages, Oxford University Press, 2005)

### reviews

Chern-Simons theory, the 1/N expansion, and string theory

by Marcos Marino (1001.2542 [hep-th], 18 pages, 11 figures)

Geometry As Seen By String Theory

by Hirosi Ooguri (0901.1881 [hep-th], 29 pages, 2 figures)

Cargese lectures on string theory with eight supercharges

by Monica Guica, Andrew Strominger (0704.3295, 30 pages, 7 figures)

These lectures give an introduction to the interrelated topics of Calabi-Yau compactification of the type II string, black hole attractors, the all-orders entropy formula, the dual (0,4) CFT, topological strings and the OSV conjecture.

Lectures on Black Holes, Topological Strings and Quantum Attractors

by Boris Pioline (hep-th/0607227, 103 pages, 8 figures)

Introduction to Topological String Theory on Calabi-Yau manifolds (link to PDF)

by Albrecht Klemm (126 pages)

lecture given at Algebraic Geometry & Topological Strings at Lisbon in 2005

A mini-course on topological strings

by Marcel Vonk (hep-th/0504147, 120 pages, 17 figures)

Topological strings and their physical applications

by Andrew Neitzke, Cumrun Vafa (hep-th/0410178, 82 pages, 20 figures)

Les Houches lectures on matrix models and topological strings

by Marcos Marino (hep-th/0410165, 63 pages, 8 figures, minor corrections)

Chern-Simons Theory and Topological Strings

by Marcos Marino (hep-th/0406005, 46 pages, 25 figures)