PHY552 Quantum Field Theory II

General Information

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

Admir Greljo   ( Y36 J42 )

David Marzocca   ( Y36 J42 )

Jacob Shapiro   ( ETH )

Module Code: PHY552, 402-0844-00L
ECTS Credits: 10

Description

Advanced topics in quantum field theory (QFT), including:

  • Path Integral formulation of QFT
  • Systematics of Renormalization
  • The Renormalization Group
  • Non-Abelian Gauge Theories and their quantization
  • Effective Action and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
  • Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
  • The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions

Announcements

  • No lecture on Tuesday 08.03.2016

Timetable

Lectures

Tuesday 12:45 - 13:30 in HCI J 3

Friday 08:45 - 10:30 in HCI J 7

Exercises

Group Time Assistant Room
1 Friday: 10:45 - 12:30 D. Marzocca HCI F 8
2 Friday: 10:45 - 12:30 A. Greljo HCI J 8
3 Friday: 14:45 - 16:30 J. Shapiro HCI D 2

Lecture Details

Lecture Date Handwritten notes
Lecture 1 23.02.2016 Path integral formulation of QM (I) (PDF, 157 KB)
Lecture 2 26.02.2016 Path integral formulation of QM (II) (PDF, 89 KB)
Path integral formulation of Scalar Field Theory (PDF, 95 KB)
Lecture 3 01.03.2016 The Generating Functional (I) (PDF, 99 KB)
Lecture 4 04.03.2016 The Generating Functional (II) (PDF, 155 KB)
Lecture 5 11.03.2016 Dimensional regularization and lambda phi4 theory
Lecture 6 15.03.2016 Path integral formulation of Abelian Gauge Theories (PDF, 131 KB)
Lecture 7 18.03.2016 Path integral formulation for Spinor Fields (PDF, 176 KB)
Lecture 8 22.03.2016 Symmetries in the Path Integral (PDF, 130 KB)
Lecture 9 05.04.2016 General apsects of Renormalization (PDF, 122 KB)
Lecture 10 08.04.2016 Wilson's approach to renormalization (I) (PDF, 233 KB)
Lecture 11 12.04.2016 Wilson's approach to renormalization (II) (PDF, 96 KB)
Lecture 12 15.04.2016 Callan Symanzik Eqs. and Renormalization Group (I) (PDF, 189 KB)
Lecture 13 19.04.2016 Callan Symanzik Eqs. and Renormalization Group (II) (PDF, 154 KB)
Lecture 14 22.04.2016 Callan Symanzik Eqs. and Renormalization Group (III) (PDF, 130 KB)
Lecture 15 26.04.2016 Introduction to non-Abelian Gauge Theories (I) (PDF, 109 KB)
Lecture 16 29.04.2016 Introduction to non-Abelian Gauge Theories (II) (PDF, 117 KB)
Introduction to non-Abelian Gauge Theories (III) (PDF, 107 KB)
Lecture 17 03.05.2016 Gauge-fixing in non-Abelian Gauge Theories (I) (PDF, 103 KB)
Lecture 18 06.05.2016 Gauge-fixing in non-Abelian Gauge Theories (II) (PDF, 91 KB)
Lecture 19 10.05.2016 The BRST symemetry (PDF, 136 KB)
Lecture 20 13.05.2016 One-loop renormalziation of non-Abelian Gauge Theories (PDF, 187 KB)
Lecture 21 17.05.2016 The Goldstone Theorem (I) (PDF, 84 KB)
Lecture 22 20.05.2016 The Effective Action (PDF, 165 KB)
Lecture 23 24.05.2016 The Goldstone Theorem (II) (PDF, 120 KB)
Lecture 23 27.05.2016

The Higgs mechanism (PDF, 99 KB)

The R(xi) gauge (PDF, 116 KB)

Lecture 24 31.05.2016 A simplified model with chiral symmetry breaking (PDF, 51 KB)
Lecture 25 03.06.2016

The Goldstone boson equivalence theorem (PDF, 71 KB)

The Standard Model of Electro-weak interactions (PDF, 193 KB)

 

Course Part Typesetted Lecture Notes
Part I (Lect. 1-4, 6-8) The Path Integral Formulation of QFT (PDF, 546 KB)

Suggested References

  • M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder, "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory", Westview Press (1995)
  • P. Ramond, "Field Theory: A Modern Primer" (2nd Edition), Westview Press (1990)
  • S. Weinberg, "The quantum theory of fields", vol. I and II, Cambridge Univ. Press (1995)
  • S. Pokorski, "Gauge Field Theories" (2nd Edition), Cambridge Univ. Press (2000)