PHY452 Elementary Particle Theory

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Gino Isidori   ( Y36 J82 )
Assistants:

Marzia BordoneDario Buttazzo ( Y36 J36 )

Module Code: PHY452
ECTS Credits: 10

Description

This course provides and introduction to Quantum Field Theory and Particle Physics Phenomenology. The main subjects are:

  • Introduction to QFT
  • Canonical quantization of scalar, fermion and vector fields 
  • Perturbative methods in QFT and Feynman diagrams
  • Elementary processes in QED
  • QFT beyond the tree-level (elements)
  • Non-Abelian theories and QCD
  • Weak interactions and the Standard Model

Timetable

Lectures

Tuesday 13:00 - 13:45 in Y13-M12

Thursday 13:00 - 14:45 in Y13-M12

Exercises

Tuesday 14:00 - 15:45 in Y13-M12

Lecture Details

Lecture Date Handwritten notes
Lecture 1  21.02.2017

1. Introduction to QFT (PDF, 124 KB)

2. Reminder of relativistic Notations (PDF, 26 KB)

Lecture 2 23.02.2017 3. Elements of Classical Field Theory (PDF, 1968 KB)
Lecture 3 28.02.2017 4. Quantization of the scalar field (I) (PDF, 544 KB)
Lecture 4 02.03.2017

4. Quantization of the scalar field (II) (PDF, 595 KB)

4. Quantization of the scalar field (III) (PDF, 335 KB)

Lecture 5 07.03.2017 4. Quantization of the complex scalar field (PDF, 64 KB)
Lecture 6 09.03.2017

4. The scalar propagator (I) (PDF, 107 KB)

4. The scalar propagator (II) (PDF, 92 KB)

Lecture 7
 
14.03.2017

5. Space-time transformations (PDF, 178 KB)

6. The Dirac equation (PDF, 201 KB)

Lecture 8  16.03.2017

7. Quantization of the Dirac field (I) (PDF, 160 KB)

7. Quantization of the Dirac field (II) (PDF, 90 KB)

Lecture 9  21.03.2017 8. Quantization of the electromagnetic field (I) (PDF, 184 KB)
Lecture 10 23.03.2017

8. Quantization of the electromagnetic field (II) (PDF, 609 KB)

8. Quantization of the electromagnetic field (III) (PDF, 208 KB)

Lecture 11 28.03.2017 9. Interacting Fields (I) (PDF, 115 KB)
Lecture 12 30.03.2017 9. Interacting Fields (II) (PDF, 220 KB)
Lecture 13 04.04.2017 9. Interacting Fields (III) (PDF, 335 KB)
Lecture 14 06.04.2017

10. Basic processes in QED (I) (PDF, 267 KB)

10. Basic processes in QED (II) (PDF, 827 KB)

Lecture 15 11.04.2017 10. Basic processes in QED (III) (PDF, 590 KB)
Lecture 16 25.04.2017 11. Elements of renormalisation (I) (PDF, 483 KB)
Lecture 17 27.04.2017 11. Elements of renormalisation (II) (PDF, 700 KB)
Lecture 18 02.05.2017 12. QCD Lagrangian (I) (PDF, 698 KB)
Lecture 19 04.05.2017 12. QCD Lagrangian (II) (PDF, 863 KB)
Lecture 20 09.05.2017 13. QCD coupling constant (PDF, 615 KB)
Lecture 21 11.05.2017 14. Jet observables (PDF, 757 KB)
Lecture 22 16.05.2017 15. Proton structure (I) (PDF, 786 KB)
Lecture 23 18.05.2017 15. Proton structure (II) (PDF, 1039 KB)
Lecture 24 23.05.2017 16. Spontaneous Symmetry breaking and the SM (I) (PDF, 400 KB)
Lecture 25 30.05.2017 16. Spontaneous Symmetry breaking and the SM (II) (PDF, 546 KB)
Lecture 26 01.06.2017 16. Spontaneous Symmetry breaking and the SM (III) (PDF, 1484 KB)

Exercises

Text Given on To hand by Solution
Exercise n.1 (PDF, 99 KB) 23.02.2017 28.02.2017 Solution n.1 (PDF, 139 KB)
Exercise n.2 (PDF, 127 KB) 02.03.2017 07.03.2017 Solution n.2 (PDF, 143 KB)
Exercise n.3 (PDF, 127 KB) 10.03.2017 14.03.2017

See Lecture 14.03.2017

(space-time transformations)

Exercise n.4 (PDF, 116 KB)  19.03.2017 28.03.2017

See Lecture 14.03.2017

(the Dirac equation)

Exercise n.5 (PDF, 117 KB) 23.03.2017 04.04.2017 Solution n.5 (PDF, 167 KB)
Exercise n.6  (PDF, 95 KB) 06.04.2017 25.04.2017 Solution n.6 (PDF, 197 KB)
Exercise n.7 (PDF, 83 KB)  27.04.2017 09.04.2017 Solution n.7 (PDF, 156 KB)
Exercise n.8 (PDF, 179 KB) 11.05.2017 23.05.2017 Solution n.8 (PDF, 144 KB)

Suggested References

  • F. Mandl, G. Shaw, "Quantum Field Theory", 2nd Edition, Wiley (2010) 
  • M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder, "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory", Westview Press (1995)