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Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory

Module PH2142

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

PH2142 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)
300 h 110 h 10 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2142 is Martin Beneke.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


1) Spontane Symmetriebrechung, nicht-lineare Symmetrien,
    effektive Wirkung
2) Supersymmetrische Feldtheorie
3) LHC Physik (QCD, Partonverteilungen, Faktorisierung)
4) Higgs Boson (Eigenschaften, Produktion, LHC
Im Einzelfall kann die Themenauswahl variieren.

Learning Outcome

Verstaendnis von Quantenfeldtheorien mit gebrochenen
Symmetrien oder Supersymmetrien einschliesslich von
Berechnung von einfachen Kollisionsprozessen am
Large Hadron Collider, Ueberblick ueber relevante
Befaehigung zur eigenstaendigen Bearbeitung von
Problemstellungen aus der angewandten Quantenfeldtheorie
im Rahmen einer Masterarbeit.


Fortgeschrittene Quantenfeldtheorie

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 6 Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory Beneke, M. singular or moved dates
and dates in groups

Learning and Teaching Methods

Tafelvortrag, Diskussion, Bearbeitung und Diskussion von Uebungsaufgaben


Tafel, Uebungsblaetter


M.E. Peskin, V. Schröder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Addison-Wesley
S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields Vols. I/II, Cambridge University Press
M. Böhm, A. Denner, H. Joos, Gauge Theories of the Strong and Electroweak Interaction, Teubner
weiterfuehrende Literatur wird bekannt gegeben

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

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

There will be a bonus (two intermediate steppings of "0,3" to the better grade) on passed module exams for students who obtained at least 50 % of the points in the homework sheets.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 90 minutes.

Exam Repetition

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

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