Quantum Field Theory 2 – FS 2014
Lecturer: Prof. Charalampos Anastasiou
Details see ETH Course Catalogue
Exercices
HCI J 7, Friday 911



HCI D 2, Friday 1517



Assistants


Caterina Specchia

specchia@itp.phys.ethz.ch
office: K 21.5, ITP

Gizem Oeztuerk

odeniz@physik.uzh.ch
office: K 21.4, ITP

Peter Lowdon

lowdon@physik.uzh.ch
office: 36J24 (Irchel Campus)

Abstract
The subject of the course is modern applications of quantum field theory with emphasis on the quantization of nonabelian gauge theories.
Content
 The following topics will be covered:
  path integral quantization
  nonabelian gauge theories and their quantization
  systematics of renormalization, including BRST symmetries,
SlavnovTaylor Identities and the Callan Symanzik equation
  gauge theories with spontaneous symmetry breaking and
their quantization
  renormalization of spontaneously broken gauge theories and
quantum effective actions
Notes
Exercise sheets
Solutions
Students that would like to hand in their exercises can put them in one of the assistants' mail boxes (C. Specchia and P. Lowdon). We will correct and put them back as soon as possible.
References
 Steven Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 1 Foundations, Cambridge University Press
 Steven Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 2 Modern Applications, Cambridge University Press
 Stefan Pokorski, Gauge Field Theories, Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
 M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder, An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, AddisonWesley
 George Sterman, An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press
 M. Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press
 J.J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, AddisonWesley