402-0843-00L  Quantum Field Theory I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersC. Anastasiou
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**
More information at: Link
The lecturers will communicate the exact lesson times of ONLINE courses.
4 hrs
Mon14:00-16:00ON LI NE »
Thu10:00-12:00ON LI NE »
C. Anastasiou
402-0843-00 UQuantum Field Theory I
**together with University of Zurich**
More information at: Link

Thu 16-18 or Fri 10-12
Exercises start in the second week of the semester.
The lecturers will communicate the exact lesson times of ONLINE courses.
2 hrs
Thu15:45-17:30HCI F 2 »
15:45-17:30HCI J 6 »
15:45-17:30HCI J 8 »
15:45-17:30HIT K 51 »
16:00-18:00ON LI NE »
Fri09:45-11:30HCP E 47.1 »
09:45-11:30HIL E 1 »
09:45-11:30HIT J 53 »
09:45-11:30HIT K 52 »
C. Anastasiou

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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersC. Anastasiou
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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