Fields, Symmetry and Quantum Phenomena
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.
PH1415 is a semester module in English 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.
- Catalogue of student seminars for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|120 h||30 h||4 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH1415 is Martin Beneke.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Seminar talks by students on current topics in theoretical particle physics with focus on classic and phenomena and effects, which are important for the understanding of particle and quantum physics. The seminar is suited for third-year bachelor students and first-semester master students.
Tuesday, 12.15-13.45h, room 3344. A short introduction to the topics and the assignment of topics will take place on October 16.
The topics listed below cover two seminar dates and will be assigned to two students each.
Topics (winter term 2018/2019)
Path integral representation and meta-stability in quantum mechanics
Casimir effect and renormalization in quantum mechanics
Anharmonic oszillator, divergence of the perturbation expansion and Borel summation
Dirac, Weyl, and Majorana fermions in condensed matter systems
Superconductivity and spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking
Non-linear systems and chaos
Supersymmetry: Multiplets and the Wess-Zumino model
Quantisation of a string (string theory)
After successful participation in the module the student can use the basic methods of literature retrieval, condense their knowledge from scientific papers into a presentation and obtain presentation skills.
They have learned about recent topics in the field of research.
Quantum physics, Quantum Mechanics II and/or Relativity, Particles, Fields are helpful
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|HS||2||Fields, Symmetry and Quantum Phenomena||Beneke, M. Garbrecht, B. Weiler, A.||
Tue, 12:00–14:00, PH 3344
Learning and Teaching Methods
Preparation, presentation and discussion of a scientific subject, reading of scientific literature
Usually blackboard presentation, reading of scientific literature
Text books, original papers, selected specifically for a given topic