PHY552 Quantum Field Theory II

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Massimiliano Grazzini (Y36 K76)

Jorrit Bosma (HIT K31.4)

Simone Devoto (Y36 K36)

Marius Hofer (Y36 K30)

Julie Pagès (Y36 J42)

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


  • Path Integral formulation of QM
  • Path Integral formulation of QFT
  • Non-Abelian Gauge Theories
  • Path Integral formulation of gauge theories
  • Symmetries and the Effective Action
  • The Renormalization Group
  • Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking


  • No tutorial on Wednesday 20.2 and Friday 22.2
  • On Monday 27.5 there will be no lecture.
    Prof. Lance Dixon (SLAC) will give the Schroedinger Lecture:
    "Particle Scattering and Number Theory" in HPH G3 at 2.15pm



Monday 13:45 - 15:30 in HCI J7

Friday 10:45 - 11:30 in HCI J3


Group Time   Room
1 Wednesday: 8:45 - 10:30   HIT J 52
2 Friday: 8:45 - 10:30  


3 Friday: 8:45 - 10:30  


Lecture Notes

Suggested References

  • M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder, "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory", Westview Press (1995)
  • S. Pokorski, "Gauge Field Theories" (2nd Edition), Cambridge Univ. Press (2000)
  • M. Schwartz, "Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model", Cambridge Univ. Press (2014)
  • 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)
  • J. Zinn-Justin, "Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena", Oxford Science Pub. (1996)
  • C. Itzykson, J.B. Zuber, "Quantum Field Theory", McGraw Hill (1985)