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Quantum Field Theory (TMP)

Module PH1008

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2019/20 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2019/20WS 2018/9WS 2017/8

Basic Information

PH1008 is a semester module in English or German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Core Modules in Elite-Master Program Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
300 h 150 h 10 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1008 is Andreas Weiler.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

  • Basic Concepts of Quantum Field Theory
  • Path integral representation of quantum field theory, perturbation expansion, Feynman diagrams
  • From Green functions to scattering cross sections, particle states, LSZ reduction
  • Renormalization, regularization, effective field theory, renormalization group, running couplings
  • Symmetries and relativistic particles & quantum fields with spin, fermionic path integral, Feynman rules for general fields
  • Vector fields and gauge symmetry, quantum electrodynamics

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of the module the student will be prepared

  • to compute Green functions in perturbation theory, including loop corrections, and apply these to calculations of high-energy reactions;
  • to quantise non-Abelian gauge theory and to calculate tree- and loop processes;
  • to understand the concepts of regularisation and renormalisation and to apply these in calculations;
  • to improve perturbative calculations using the renormalisation group;
  • to construct effective quantum field theories.

Preconditions

no info

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

TypeSWSTitleLecturer(s)Dates
VO 1 Quantum Field Theory - Prep Course Weiler, A.
Assistants: Vaudrevange, P.
Wed, 10:00–11:30, PH II 127
Wed, 12:30–14:00, PH II 127
VO 5 Quantum Field Theory Dybalski, W. Weiler, A. Wed, 14:00–16:00, PH HS3
Wed, 12:00–14:00, PH HS3
Mon, 12:00–14:00, PH HS3
UE 1 Exercise to Quantum Field Theory Serra Mari, J. Vaudrevange, P.
Responsible/Coordination: Weiler, A.
dates in groups
UE 1 Large Exercise to Quantum Field Theory Vaudrevange, P.
Responsible/Coordination: Weiler, A.
Wed, 14:00–16:00, PH HS3

Learning and Teaching Methods

The course is accompanied by homework problems.

Media

Blackboard, possibly supplemented with slides.

Literature

  • Peskin & Schroeder, "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory"
  • Weinberg, "Quantum Theory of Fields"
  • Schwartz, "Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model"

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested in a written exam of 180 minutes duration. Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.

There will be a bonus (one intermediate stepping of "0,3" to the better grade) on passed module exams (4,3 is not upgraded to 4,0). The bonus is applicable to the exam period directly following the lecture period (not to the exam repetition) and subject to the following conditions

  1. The student prepared at least 50% of the exercises on the exercise sheets and
  2. presented at least three exercises at the blackboard and
  3. actively participated in the tutorials.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Title
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
Exam to Quantum Field Theory (TMP)
Tue, 2020-02-11, 9:00 till 12:00 MW: 1801
till 2020-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2020-02-04)
Fri, 2020-04-17, 9:00 till 12:00 PH: 2501
till 2020-03-30 (cancelation of registration till 2020-04-10)
Exam to Quantum Field Theory (TMP, Repetition after pass to obtain a better grade)
Fri, 2020-04-17, 9:00 till 12:00 PH: 2501
till 2020-03-30 (cancelation of registration till 2020-04-10)
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