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Thermal Field Theory

Module PH2120

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

PH2120 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered irregular.

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

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 75 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2120 is Norbert Kaiser.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


We will cover the basics of field theory at finite temperature.
Topics will include
- scalar field theories at finite temperature
- resummation techniques
- fermion fields at finite temperature
- renormalization group methods at finite temperature

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of this module, the student is able to


Quantenmechanik 1 + 2, Thermodynamik und Statistische Mechanik, Quantenfeldtheorie ist von Vorteil, aber nicht notwendig.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 4 Thermal Field Theory Klein, B.
Assistants: Holt, J.
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Learning and Teaching Methods

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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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