PHY452 Elementary Particle Theory

General Information

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

Michael Baker  Javier Fuentes-Martin ( Y36 J42 )

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  20.02.2018 1. Introduction to QFT (PDF, 366 KB)

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

Lecture 2 23.02.2018 3. Elements of Classical Field Theory (PDF, 2056 KB)
Lecture 3 27.02.2018 4. Quantization of the scalar field (I) (PDF, 544 KB)
Lecture 4 01.03.2018

4. Quantization of the scalar field (II) (PDF, 490 KB)

4. Quantization of the scalar field (III) (PDF, 440 KB)

Lecture 5 06.03.2018 4. Quantization of the scalar field (IV) (PDF, 64 KB)
Lecture 6  08.03.2018

4. Quantization of the scalar field (V) (PDF, 107 KB)

4. Quantization of the scalar field (VI) (PDF, 92 KB)

Lecture 7  13.03.2018 5. Space-time transformations (PDF, 193 KB) 
Lecture 8 15.03.2018 6. The Dirac Equation (PDF, 215 KB)
Lecture 9 20.03.2018

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

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

Lecture 10 27.03.2018

8. Quantization of the electromagnetic field (I) (PDF, 184 KB)

Lecture 11 29.03.2018

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

Lecture 12 10.04.2018 9. Interacting Fields (I) (PDF, 115 KB)
Lecture 13 12.04.2018 9. Interacting Fields (II) (PDF, 220 KB)
Lecture 14 17.04.2018

9. Interacting Fields (III) (PDF, 335 KB)

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

Lecture 15 24.04.2018

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

10. Basic Processes in QED (III) (PDF, 590 KB)

Lecture 16 03.05.2018

11. Elements of Renormalization (I) (PDF, 483 KB)

11. Elements of Renormalization (II) (PDF, 700 KB)

Lecture 17 08.05.2018

13. Non-Abelian gauge theories and QCD (I) (PDF, 79 KB)

13. Non-Abelian gauge theories and QCD (II) (PDF, 131 KB)

13. Non-Abelian gauge theories and QCD (III) (PDF, 82 KB)

Lecture 18 15.05.2018 14. Phenomenology of QCD (I) (PDF, 8025 KB)
Lecture 19 17.05.2018 14. Phenomenology of QCD (II) (PDF, 1389 KB)
Lecture 20 22.05.2018

15. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking (I) (PDF, 513 KB)

Lecture 21 24.05.2018

15. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking (II) (PDF, 551 KB)

16. The Standard Model (I) (PDF, 857 KB)

Lecture 22 29.05.2018 16. The Standard Model (II) (PDF, 675 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)