Achillefs Lazopoulos: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Dr. Achillefs Lazopoulos
Address
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT G 32.3
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 79 73
E-mailalazopou@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.phys.ethz.ch/~lazopoli/
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0844-00LQuantum Field Theory II
UZH students are not allowed to register this course unit at ETH. They must book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
10 credits3V + 2UA. Lazopoulos
AbstractThe subject of the course is modern applications of quantum field theory with emphasis on the quantization of non-abelian gauge theories.
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to lay down the path integral formulation of quantum field theories and in particular to provide a solid basis for the study of non-abelian gauge theories and of the Standard Model
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
- the Goldstone theorem and the Higgs mechanism
- 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).
S. Pokorski, "Gauge Field Theories" (2nd Edition), Cambridge Univ. Press (2000)
P. Ramond, "Field Theory: A Modern Primer" (2nd Edition), Westview Press (1990)
S. Weinberg, "The Quantum Theory of Fields" (Volume 2), CUP (1996).