Quantum Field Theory 1

Course content

This course is an introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Emphasis is on the part of quantum field theory which is not just relativitic quantum mechanics.

The path integral formulation of quantum mechanics is introduced and generalized to field theory. Perturbation theory of quantum field theory is developed, including the notation of Feynman rules and Feynman diagrams. The renormalization group is introduced. Quantum electro-dynamics (QED), the theory of electrons and photons, and quantum chromo-dynamics, the theory of quarks and gluons, are studied as examples of quantum gauge theories.

Education

MSc Programme in Physics

Learning outcome

Skills
The goal of the course is to introduce the student to quantum field theory, such that she/he is able in an oral exam to explain in a clear and transparent way the foundations of quantum field theory as well as how to use the theory to perform calculations.

Knowledge
The student will obtain knowledge about Quantum Field Theory. Emphasis is on the part of quantum field theory which is not just relativitic quantum mechanics.

Competences
This course will provide the students with a competent background for further studies within this research field, e.g. an M.Sc. project

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ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 25 min
Without preparation time
Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

See learning outcome.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Theory exercises
  • 28
  • Exam
  • 0,5
  • Preparation
  • 149,5
  • English
  • 206,0