Elementary Particle Physics
The purpose of this course is to give the student an understanding of relativistic quantum field theory. A general introduction to Quantum Field Theory will be given, with an aim towards applications: Feynman diagrams, cross sections, decay rates, etc.
MSc Programme in Physics
MSc Programme in Physics with a minor subject
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- use the tools of quantum field theory to solve fundamental problems in theoretical particle physics.
- use the required mathematical language in presenting the solutions to these problems.
The understanding of relativistic Quantum Field Theory and its application in describing relativistic scattering and decay processes in the Standard Model of fundamental interactions.
This course, together with "Quantum Field Theory I" and "Modern Particle Physics" prepares the students for research in theoretical and experimental particle physics in terms of M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. projects.
Lectures, Interactive exercise sessions, Homeworks
See Absalon for course material.
It is expected that the student knows the physics course
curriculum corresponding to a bachelor degree in physics.
Basic knowledge of Special Relativity (relativistic notations, Lorentz transformations) and Quantum Mechanics (Schrodinger equation, perturbation theory, Fermi Golden rule, etc.) are assumed.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Continuous assessmentWritten assignment, 8 hours
- Type of assessment details
- The final grade will be based on two components:
(i) 5 homework assignments (25%) and
(ii) 8 hours take home exam (75%).
Each part of the exam is assessed individually and the final grade is given on this basis.
- 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)
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 1
- No restriction
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Physics, Chemistry and Nanoscience
- The Niels Bohr Institute
- Faculty of Science
- Oleg Ruchayskiy (15-526f686a315578666b647c766e6c7c4371656c316e7831676e)
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