40452 Introduction to Quantum Field Theory P22b

The course will be taught by Prof. Dirk Kreimer.


No lecture Monday, October 16: Dies Academicus. Lectures start October 17.


Mon 13 – 15, RUD25 1’013 Tue 15 – 17, RUD25 1’013 Exercises Wed 15 – 17, ESZ RUD26 1’304

Accompanying tutorial (not mandatory)
Wed 13 – 15, RUD 25, 1’327 (tbd) Topics for the Tutorium:1) Coleman-Weinberg Potential2) Hopf-algebraic structure of Feynman graphs3) Feynman rules in parametric reps4) What are Dyson Schwinger equations?5) What are Cutkosky rules?6) Introduction to path integrals

Topics

In the first half of the course, we cover material which for example is also covered in David Tong’s lectures here.

Lecture Notes of a similar course taught in winter 11/12 (notes taken by Bettina Grauel in the fall 11/12, not proofread) are here.

Sydney Coleman’s famous Harvard Lectures on QFT


additional information

First part of a year long course on QFT, for students of physics as well as mathematics.

Part of the theoretical curriculum in the specialization particle physics, also of interest to students of theoretical solid state physics.

Exercises bi-weekly.
The course can be examined in the ‘Wahlpflichtfach Elementarteilchenphysik’.


Literature for the tutorium
1) See: Sydney Coleman ‘Aspects of Symmetry’
2) See: ‘RENORMALIZATION AND THE RENORMALIZATION GROUP’ (under ‘Teaching’)
3) See: ‘Angles, Scales and Parametric Renormalization’ (Brown & Kreimer)
4) See: ‘DYSON SCHWINGER EQUATIONS AND QUANTIZATION OF GAUGE THEORIES’ (under ‘Teaching’, script!)
5) Peskin Schroeder, and Le Bellac: ‘Quantum and Statistical Field theory’
6) Srednicki ‘QFT’ Ch. 6-9


see Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Exercise sheets

Exercises Download To be discussed at
 
Exercise 1
pdf November 15 2017
 
Exercise 2
pdf November 29 2017
 
Exercise 3
pdf December 13 2017
 
Exercise 4
pdf January 17 2018
 
Exercise 5
pdf January 31 2018
 
Exercise 6
pdf February 14 2018

 

 


Solution to Exercise I

Solution to Exercise II

Solution to Exercise III

Solution to Exercise IV



dates for the Orals

Leave a Reply