Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Advanced quantum field theory

PHYS-702

Lecturer(s) :

Vichi Alessandro

Language:

English

Frequency

Every year

Remarque

Every year / Next time: Fall 2017

Summary

The course builds on the two previous courses on the subject. The main subject is the study of quantum field theories at the loop level. The course introduces the concept of loop divergences and renormalization. Non abelian gauge theories are also discussed in depth.

Content

Skills developed in the course include the use of the Path integral formalism, methodologies to perform loop calculations and renormalization.

1) Path integral approach to QFT

2) Regularization and renormalization

3) Non-abelian gauge theories

4) The renormalization group

5) Anomalies

Keywords

Path integral formalism, divergences renormalization, Gauge theories

Renormalization group, Anomalies

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Quantum mechanics 1,2 - Quantum Field theory 1,2

 

Recommended courses

Conformal Field theory and gravity

Gauge theories and the Standard Model

Expected student activities

Study a quantum field theory at quantum level.

Understanding and interpreting loop effects in a quantum field theory.

Performing loop calculations in gauge theories.

Resources

Bibliography

An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, by Peskin and Schroeder

The quantum theory of Fields, Vol 1,2 by Weinberg

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Multiple
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Advanced quantum field theory
    • Lecture
      28 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      28 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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