402-0844-00L  Quantum Field Theory II

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersA. Lazopoulos
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentUZH students are not allowed to register this course unit at ETH. They must book the corresponding module directly at UZH.


402-0844-00 VQuantum Field Theory II
**together with University of Zurich**
3 hrs
Mon11:45-13:30HCI J 7 »
Fri/2w09:45-11:30HCI J 7 »
A. Lazopoulos
402-0844-00 UQuantum Field Theory II
**together with University of Zurich**
2 hrs
Wed07:45-09:30HIT H 51 »
Fri09:45-11:30HIT J 51 »
11:45-13:30HIT J 51 »
A. Lazopoulos

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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).

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersA. Lazopoulos
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
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