I'm currently studying String Theory and hope to do research in this area. I have now reached a point where even with a background in Mathematics instead of Physics, I have no clue what's going on mathematically.
So I've (re-)started reading up on more mathematics. This gave rise to the following question:
Is it "worth" studying Algebraic Geometry at this time? By "worth" it, I mean, will I benefit from this no matter what research direction in String Theory I will persue? Or is it rather specific?
(For clarification, "at this time" means I've worked my way through the book by Becker/Becker/Schwarz)