Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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402-0843-00L  Quantum Field Theory I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersN. Beisert
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentSpecial Students UZH must book the module PHY551 directly at UZH.


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.