Thomas Kurt Gehrmann: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Thomas Kurt Gehrmann
(Professor Universität Zürich (UZH))

402-0886-00LQuantum Chromodynamics
Special Students UZH must book the module PHY564 directly at UZH.
6 credits2V + 1UT. K. Gehrmann
AbstractThe course presents the quantum field theory of the strong interaction (quantum chromodynamics, QCD) and discusses its applications to particle physics observables.
ObjectiveThe course aims to familiarize its students with the concepts and applications of QCD and to introduce them to modern techniques for computations in QCD.
* Review of non-Abelian gauge theories and their quantization
* Spinor-helicity formalism
* Renormalization of QCD and running coupling constant
* Basic strong interaction processes
* Perturbation theory techniques: loops and phase space
* QCD perturbation theory and applications
* Proton structure in QCD
* Resummation of large logarithmic corrections
* Effective field theories
* Non-perturbative methods
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course assumes prior knowledge of the content of the quantum field theory 1+2 lectures.
402-0893-00LParticle Physics Seminar0 credits1ST. K. Gehrmann
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.