Skip to Content

PHY2404H S SPECIALIZED
Quantum Field Theory II

Official description

This QFT2 course continues the study of quantum field theory started with PHY2403 (QFT1) into more advanced topics. Rough list of topics: - path integral formulation of quantum field theory - loops and renormalization - the renormalization group - non-abelian gauge theories - the Higgs mechanism - anomalies - effective field theory, effective potentials.

Prerequisite
- QFT1 (PHY2403) or equivalent, roughly corresponding to Peskin & Schroeder Ch 1-5. - QFT1 prerequisites: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics; Maxwell equations, energy and momentum of the electromagnetic fields, Lorentz invariance (special relativity and four vectors); Nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, in particular, angular momentum theory will be relied upon.
Textbook
                            ['Textbooks:', '- Peskin & Schroeder, Introduction to Quantum Field theory', '- Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model (6th edition)']
                        
course title
PHY2404H S SPECIALIZED
session
winter
group
specialized course
time and location
M, W 11-1
Course URL
https://piazza.com/utoro…
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.