Thomas Kurt Gehrmann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

Name Prof. Dr. Thomas Kurt Gehrmann
(Professor Universität Zürich (UZH))
E-mailthomasg@ethz.ch
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0210-12LProseminar Theoretical Physics Information 9 credits2SN. Beisert, M. Christandl, C. Anastasiou, G. Blatter, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, D. Wyler
AbstractA guided self-study of original papers and of advanced textbooks in theoretical physics. Within the general topic, determined each semester, participants give a presentation on a particular theme.
Objective
402-0800-00LThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits2SC. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, M. Christandl, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, D. Wyler
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeTalks in German are also possible.
402-0844-00LQuantum Field Theory II10 credits3V + 2UT. K. Gehrmann
AbstractThe subject of the course is modern applications of quantum field theory with emphasis on the quantization of non-abelian gauge theories.
Objective
ContentThe following topics will be covered:
- path integral quantization
- non-abelian gauge theories and their quantization
- systematics of renormalization, including BRST symmetries,
Slavnov-Taylor Identities and the Callan Symanzik equation
- gauge theories with spontaneous symmetry breaking and
their quantization
- renormalization of spontaneously broken gauge theories and
quantum effective actions
LiteratureM.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder,
An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Perseus (1995).
L.H. Ryder,
Quantum Field Theory, CUP (1996).
S. Weinberg,
The Quantum Theory of Fields (Volume 2), CUP (1996).
M. Srednicki,
Quantum Field Theory, CUP (2006).
402-0893-00LParticle Physics Seminar Information 0 credits1SC. Anastasiou, T. K. Gehrmann
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.