ITP Lecture Archive

Quantum Field Theory 1 – HS 2014

Lecturer: Prof. Niklas Beisert

Monday 13:45–15:30: HPV G5
Thursday 08:45–10:30: HPV G5

Assistants: Simone Lionetti, Peter Lowdon, Niccolo Moretti, Gizem Oeztürk, Caterina Specchia

Thursday 14:45–16:30: HCI J 6 (Lionetti)
Thursday 15:15–17:00: HIT F32 (Oeztürk)
Friday 09:45–11:30: HIT F12 (Moretti), HIT F31.1 (Specchia), HIT J53 (Lowdon)

Special Dates:
Monday, 15 December: 12:45–13:30, HPV G5 (due to proseminar meeting at 13:45)


The goal of this course is to provide a solid introduction to the formalism, the techniques and important physical applications of quantum field theory. Furthermore it prepares students for the advanced course in quantum field theory (Quantum Field Theory II) and for work on research projects in theoretical physics, particle physics and condensed-matter physics.


  1. Classical and Quantum Mechanics
  2. Classical Free Scalar Field
  3. Scalar Field Quantisation
  4. Symmetries
  5. Free Spinor Field
  6. Free Vector Field
  7. Interactions
  8. Correlation Functions
  9. Particle Scattering
  10. Scattering Matrix
  11. Loop Corrections


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