402-0843-00L  Quantum Field Theory I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersG. M. Graf
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentSpecial Students UZH must book the module PHY551 directly at UZH.


402-0843-00 VQuantum Field Theory I
**together with University of Zurich**

Lecture starts on 23 September 2021.
4 hrs
Mon13:45-15:30HPV G 4 »
Mon/215:45-16:30HPV G 4 »
Thu09:45-11:30HPV G 5 »
G. M. Graf
402-0843-00 UQuantum Field Theory I
**together with University of Zurich**

Thu 14-16 or Fri 10-12
Exercises start in the second week of the semester.
2 hrs
Thu13:45-15:30HCP E 47.4 »
13:45-15:30HIL B 21 »
13:45-15:30HIL D 10.2 »
13:45-15:30HIT H 42 »
Fri09:45-11:30HIT J 51 »
09:45-11:30HIT J 53 »
09:45-11:30HIT K 52 »
G. M. Graf

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course discusses the quantisation of fields in order to introduce a coherent formalism for the combination of quantum mechanics and special relativity.
Topics include:
- Relativistic quantum mechanics
- Quantisation of bosonic and fermionic fields
- Interactions in perturbation theory
- Scattering processes and decays
- Elementary processes in QED
- Radiative corrections
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to provide a solid introduction to the formalism, the techniques, and important physical applications of quantum field theory. Furthermore it prepares students for the advanced course in quantum field theory (Quantum Field Theory II), and for work on research projects in theoretical physics, particle physics, and condensed-matter physics.
Lecture notesWill be provided as the course progresses
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersG. M. Graf
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Written aidsnone
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