PHY552 Quantum Field Theory II

General Information

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

Announcements

  • Starting March 16 2020 the lecture proceed remotely on Zoom.us,   Meeting ID: 753-797-269

Timetable

Lectures

Monday 13:45 - 15:30 

Friday 10:45 - 11:30 

 

Exercises

Group Time

TA

Zoom Meeting ID
1 Wednesday: 08:45 - 10:30

A. Rolandi / F. Kirk

160-231-401
3 Friday: 08:45 - 10:30

C. Cornella

 
4 Friday: 08:45 - 10:30

J. Pages / D. Faroughy

120-604-122

Lecture Details

Lecture Date Handwritten notes

Video

Lecture 1 17.02.2020

Lecture1A (PDF, 157 KB)

Lecture1B (PDF, 89 KB)

 
Lecture 2 21.02.2020 Lecture 2 (PDF, 908 KB)  
Lecture 3 24.02.2020

Lecture 3 (PDF, 609 KB)

 
Lecture 4 28.02.2020 Lecture 4 (PDF, 131 KB)  
Lecture 5 02.03.2020 Lecture 5 (PDF, 119 KB)  
Lecture 6 06.03.2020 Lecture 6 (PDF, 301 KB)  
Lecture 7 09.03.2020 Lecture 7 (PDF, 1756 KB)  

Lecture 8

12.03.2020 Lecture 8 (PDF, 1501 KB)  
Lecture 9 16.03.2020 Lecture 9 (PDF, 1127 KB) Zoom Lect. 16/03
Lecture 10 20.03.2020 Lecture10 (PDF, 543 KB) Zoom Lect. 20/03
Lecture 11 23.03.2020 Lecture 11 (PDF, 1121 KB) Zoom Lect. 23/03
Lecture 12 27.03.2020 Lecture 12 (PDF, 482 KB) Zoom Lect. 27/03
Lecture 13 30.03.2020 Lecture 13 (PDF, 1371 KB) Zoom Lect. 30/03
Lecture 14 03.04.2020 Lecture 14 (PDF, 605 KB) Zoom Lect. 03/04
Lecture 15 06.04.2020

Lecture 15 (PDF, 216 KB)

Questions (Part II) (PDF, 681 KB)

Zoom Lect. 06/04
Lecture 16 20.04.2020 Lecture 16 (PDF, 1319 KB) Zoom Lect. 20/04
Lecture 17 24.04.2020 Lecture 17 (PDF, 608 KB) Zoom Lect. 24/04
Lecture 18 27.04.2020 Lecture 18 (PDF, 1042 KB) Zoom Lect. 27/04
Lecture 19 04.05.2020 Lecture 19 (PDF, 1250 KB) Zoom Lect. 04/05
Lecture 20 08.05.2020 Lecture 20 (PDF, 545 KB) Zoom Lect. 08/05
Lecture 21 11.05.2020

Questions (Part III) (PDF, 665 KB)

Lecture 21 (PDF, 469 KB)

Zoom Lect. 11/05
Lecture 22 15.05.2020 Lecture 22 (PDF, 597 KB) Zoom Lect. 15/05
Lecture 23 18.05.2020

Lecture 23A (PDF, 960 KB)

Lecture 23B (PDF, 345 KB)

Zoom Lect. 18/05 A

Zoom Lect. 18/05 B

Lecture 24 22.05.2020 Lecture 24 (PDF, 687 KB) Zoom Lect. 22/05
Lecture 25 25.05.2020 Lecture 25 (PDF, 1043 KB) Zoom Lect. 25/05

 

Course Part Typesetted Lecture Notes
Part 1

Path Integral formulation of QFT (PDF, 344 KB)

Part 2 Renormalization (PDF, 341 KB)
Part 3 Non-Abelian Gauge Theories (PDF, 384 KB)
Part 4  Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking (PDF, 358 KB)

Exercises

Exercise set Given on To hand by Solution
Series 1 (PDF, 149 KB) 19.02.2020 26.02.2020 Solution 1 (PDF, 231 KB)
Series 2  (PDF, 128 KB) 27.02.2020 11.03.2020

Solution 2 (PDF, 316 KB)

Series 3 (PDF, 122 KB) 11.03.2020 18.03.2020

Solution 3 (PDF, 117 KB)

Series 4 (PDF, 79 KB) 18.03.2020 25.03.2020 Solution 4 (PDF, 240 KB)
Series 5 (PDF, 94 KB) 25.03.2020 01.04.2020

Solution 5 (PDF, 519 KB)

Series 6 (PDF, 89 KB) 15.04.2020 22.04.2020 Solution 6 (PDF, 187 KB)
Series 7 (PDF, 104 KB) 24.04.2020 29.04.2020 Solution 7 (PDF, 119 KB)
Series 8 (PDF, 133 KB) 30.04.2020 13.05.2020 Solution 8 (PDF, 480 KB)
Series 9 (PDF, 91 KB) 14.05.2020 27.05.2020  

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)