NFYK13004U Quantum Field Theory 1
MSc Programme in Physics
This course is an introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Emphasis
is on the part of quantum field theory which is not just
relativitic quantum mechanics.
The path integral formulation of quantum mechanics is introduced and generalized to field theory. Perturbation theory of quantum field theory is developed, including the notation of Feynman rules and Feynman diagrams. The renormalization group is introduced. Quantum electro-dynamics (QED), the theory of electrons and photons, and quantum chromo-dynamics, the theory of quarks and gluons, are studied as examples of quantum gauge theories.
The goal of the course is to introduce the student to quantum field theory, such that she/he is able in an oral exam to explain in a clear and transparent way the foundations of quantum field theory as well as how to use the theory to perform calculations.
The student will obtain knowledge about Quantum Field Theory. Emphasis is on the part of quantum field theory which is not just relativitic quantum mechanics.
This course will provide the students with a competent background for further studies within this research field, e.g. an M.Sc. project
To be announced on Absalon
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 25 minWithout preparation time
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
More internal examiners
same as regular exam
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome.
- Theory exercises