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 16 to March 20).
The course will consist of approximately 20 lectures (2x45min) and 4 problem solving sessions.
Date  Time  Place  Subject  Peskin and Schroeder  Handin exercise 
Mon 16/1  1012  Sal NB  Introduction  
Wed 18/1  1315  Sal NB  Classical field theory, Noether's theorem  Chapter 2.12.2  
Fri 20/1  1315  Sal NB  KleinGordon field, causality and progator  Chapter 2.32.4 (7.1)  
Tue 24/1  1012  Sal NB  Perturbation theory and Correlation fcn's  Chapter 4.14.2  
Wed 25/1  1315  Sal NB  Problems chapter 2    
Thu 26/1  1012  Sal NB  Wick's theorem, Feynman diagrams  Chapter 4.34.4  
Fri 27/1  1315  Sal NB  Crosssections  Chapter 4.5  
Tue 31/1  1012  Sal NB  Smatrix from Feynman diagrams  Chapter 4.6 (7.2)  nr 1 due 
Thu 2/2  1012  Sal NB  Dirac field, Weyl representation  Chapter 3.13.2  
Tue 7/2  1012  Sal NB  Problems chapter 4.14.6    
Wed 8/2  1315  Sal NB  Free particle solutions, Dirac bilinears  Chapter 3.33.4  
Thu 9/2  1012  Sal NB  Quantization of Dirac Field  Chapter 3.5  
Fri 10/2  1315  Sal NB  Discrete symmetries of Dirac Field  Chapter 3.6  
Tue 14/2  1012  Sal NB  Feynman rules for fermions  Chapter 4.7  nr 2 due 
Thu 16/2  1012  Sal NB  Yuakawa theory and QED  Chapter 4.8  
Fri 17/2  1315  Sal NB  e+e > mu+mu: introduction  Chapter 5.1  
Thu 23/2  1012  Sal NB  Problems chapter 3 and 4    
Fri 24/2  1315  Sal NB  Problems chapter 3 and 4, cont'd if needed    
Tue 28/2  1012  Sal NB  e+e > mu+mu: helicity structure  Chapter 5.2  nr 3 due 
Wed 29/2  1315  Sal NB  Nonrelativistic limit, Crossing symmetry  Chapter 5.35.4  
Thu 1/3  1012  Sal NB  Compton scattering  Chapter 5.5  
Fri 2/3  1315  Sal NB  Bremsstrahlung and electron vertex correction  Chapter 6.16.2  
Tue 6/3  1012  Sal NB  Problems chapter 5    
Thu 8/3  1012  Sal NB  Electron vertex correction: UV and infrared divergences  Chapter 6.36.4  
Fri 9/3  1315  Sal NB  Summation and interpretation of infrared divergences  Chapter 6.5  nr 4 due 
Tue 13/3  1012  Sal NB  Problems chapter 6    
Fri 16/3  1315  Sal NB  Question and Answer session  
Mon 19/3      Oral exams  
Tue 20/3      Oral exams 
Note: You have to have completed all handin exercises successfully before the oral examination.
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