Introduction to

This is a 7.5 hp course on Quantum Field Theory. It is an introductory course covering essentially the first six chapters of the book by Peskin and Schroeder (see below). The course is scheduled for the first part of the semester (January 21 to March 24).
The course will consist of approximately 20 lectures (2x45min) and 45 problem solving sessions.
Date  Time  Place  Subject  Peskin and Schroeder  Handin exercise 
Mon 21/1  1315  Sal NB  Introduction  
Wed 23/1  1012  Sal NB  Classical field theory, Noether's theorem  Chapter 2.12.2  
Fri 25/1  1315  Sal NB  KleinGordon field, causality and progator  Chapter 2.32.4 (7.1)  
Mon 28/1  1315  Sal NB  Perturbation theory and Correlation fcn's  Chapter 4.14.2  
Wed 30/1  1012  Sal NB  Problems chapter 2    nr 1 
Fri 1/2  1315  Sal NB  Wick's theorem, Feynman diagrams  Chapter 4.34.4  
Mon 4/2  1315  Sal NB  Crosssections  Chapter 4.5  
Wed 6/2  1012  Sal NB  Smatrix from Feynman diagrams  Chapter 4.6 (7.2)  
Fri 8/2  1315  Sal NB  Dirac field, Weyl representation  Chapter 3.13.2  nr 1 due 
Mon 11/2  1315  Sal NB  Free particle solutions, Dirac bilinears  Chapter 3.33.4  
Thu 14/2  1012  Sal NB  Problems chapter 4.14.6    nr 2 
Fri 15/2  1315  Sal NB  Quantization of Dirac Field  Chapter 3.5  
Mon 18/2  1315  Sal NB  Discrete symmetries of Dirac Field  Chapter 3.6  
Wed 20/2  1012  Sal NB  Feynman rules for fermions  Chapter 4.7  nr 2 due 
Fri 22/2  1315  Sal NB  Yukawa theory and QED  Chapter 4.8  
Mon 25/2  1315  Sal NB  e+e > mu+mu: introduction  Chapter 5.1  
Wed 27/2  1012  Sal NB  Problems chapter 3 and 4.74.8    nr 3 
Fri 1/3  1315  Sal HUB  e+e > mu+mu: helicity structure  Chapter 5.2  
Mon 4/3  1315  Sal NB  Nonrelativistic limit, Crossing symmetry  Chapter 5.35.4  
Wed 6/3  1012  Sal NB  Compton scattering  Chapter 5.5  nr 3 due 
Fri 8/3  1315  Sal NB  Bremsstrahlung and electron vertex correction  Chapter 6.16.2  
Mon 11/3  1315  Sal NB  Problems chapter 5    nr 4 
Wed 13/3  1012  Sal NB  Electron vertex correction: UV and infrared divergences  Chapter 6.36.4  
Fri 15/3  1315  Sal NB  Summation and interpretation of infrared divergences  Chapter 6.5  
Mon 18/3  1012  Sal NB  Renormalisation and outlook  Chapter 7  nr 4 due 
Wed 20/3  1012  Sal NB  Question and Answer session  
Thu 21/3      Oral exams  
Fri 22/3      Oral exams 
Note: You have to have completed all handin exercises successfully before the oral exam.
Results from earlier years: spring 2011 , spring 2012
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