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Fields, Symmetry and Quantum Phenomena for M.Sc. Students

Module PH1415

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.

Basic Information

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 workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 30 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1415 is Martin Beneke.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

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.

Monday, 16.15-18.00h, room 3344. A short introduction to the topics and the assignment of topics will take place on Monday, October 18.

The topics listed below in part cover two seminar dates and will be assigned to two students each.

Topics (Winter term 2021/2022):

Instantons, solitons and the path integral

Topological defects in quantum mechanics and/or quantum field theory

Lamb shift from effective theory

Anyons and spin in arbitrary dimensions

Large order perturbative expansions in quantum mechanics, Borel summation, transseries

Quantization of scalar fields in curved backgrounds, Unruh effect

Hawking radiation

Learning Outcome

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.

Preconditions

Quantum physics, Quantum Mechanics II and/or Relativity, Particles, Fields are helpful

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Preparation, presentation and discussion of a scientific subject, reading of scientific literature

Media

Usually blackboard presentation, reading of scientific literature

Literature

Text books, original papers, selected specifically for a given topic

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In the course of the seminar each student individually prepares a talk on a topic of current research. Based on this talk the learning outcome is tested.

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
Seminar Talk in Fields, Symmetry and Quantum Phenomena for M.Sc. Students
Mon, 2022-02-07 Dummy-Termin, Leistung wird im Rahmen der Veranstaltung erbracht. // Dummy date. Course work during the semester. till 2022-02-06
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