Fields, Symmetry and Quantum Phenomena for M.Sc. Students
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.
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
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.||
Mon, 16:15–18:00, PH 3344
|RE||4||Revision Course to Fields, Symmetry and Quantum Phenomena||
Responsible/Coordination: Beneke, M.
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