402-0886-00L  Introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersV. Del Duca
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentSpecial Students UZH must book the module PHY564 directly at UZH.

AbstractIntroduction to the theoretical aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics, the theory of strong interactions.
ObjectiveStudents that complete the course will be able to understand the fundamentals of QCD, to quantitatively discuss the ultraviolet and infrared behaviour of the theory, to perform simple calculations and to understand modern publications on this research field.
ContentThe following topics will be covered:
- QCD Lagrangian and gauge invariance
- Ultraviolet behaviour of QCD: renormalisation, the beta function, running coupling and asymptotic freedom
- Infrared behaviour of QCD: soft and collinear divergences, coherence, jets
- Parton Model, factorisation and Deeply Inelastic Scattering
- Parton evolution in QCD: the DGLAP equations
- QCD at hadron colliders
LiteratureWill be provided at the Moodle site for the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeQFT I : A working knowledge of Quantum Field Theory I, at the level of easily performing tree-level computations with Feynman diagrams given the Feynman rules, is assumed.