PHY452 Elementary Particle Theory

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Gino Isidori   ( Y36 J82 )

Javier Fuentes-Martin Michel Baker( Y36 J42 )

Module Code: PHY452
ECTS Credits: 10


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



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

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


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

Lecture Details

Lecture Date Handwritten notes
Lecture 1  20.02.2018

1. Introduction to QFT (PDF, 124 KB)

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



Text Given on To hand by Solution
Exercise n.1 (PDF, 99 KB) 20.02.2017 27.02.2017  

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)