Fiches de cours 2018-2019

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Quantum field theory II

PHYS-432

Enseignant(s) :

Rattazzi Riccardo

Langue:

English

Summary

The goal of the course is to introduce relativistic quantum field theory as the conceptual and mathematical framework describing fundamental interactions.

Content

6. Gauge invariance,  the electromagnetic field and its coupling to charged fields. Quantized electromagnetic field. Massive vector field.

7. Discrete symmetries: P, C, T and CPT.

8. Interacting fields. Formal theory of relativistic scattering. Asymptotic states. Lippmann-Schwinger equation. S-matrix and its symmetries. S-matrix in perturbation theory and Feynman diagrams. Cross sections and decay-rates.

9. Fundamental interactions. Quantum electrodynamics. Electroweak interactions and the Higgs mechanism. Parity violation.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Classical Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics I and II, Analytical Mechanics

Recommended courses

Mathematical Physics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in class

Assessment methods

Exam: oral, consisting of one theoretical question and one exercise, picked randomly and for which the candidate is allowed a 30 minute preparation

Resources

Bibliography

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites
Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Prerequisite for Theoretical Physics

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand