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Syllabus of the course: Advanced Quantum Field Theory

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InstructorN. Tsamis
ProgramTuesday, 9:00-11:00, 2nd floor seminar room
Thursday, 9:00-11:00, 2nd floor seminar room
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Goal of the courseThis is an advanced Master's course. It is the sequel of the Introductory Course on Quantum Field Theory, and its purpose is to familiarize the student with advanced techniques and concepts in Quantum Field Theory and its applications to High Energy Physics.
SyllabusRegularization and Renormalization of QED and Scalar field theory. The renormalization group and the Wilsonian approach to Quantum Field Theory. The Callan-Symanzik equations as tools for the studyof correlation functions in QFT.
Classical Non-abelian gauge theories. Perturbative quantization of non-abelian gauge theories, the Fadeev-Popov Method, BRST symmetry and the Feynman rules. One loop calculation of the countertemrs and the beta-function of non-abelian gauge theories.
Perturbative QCD, deep-inelastic scattering of electrons and neutrinos, Drell-Yann processes.
Perturbative and non-perturbative anomalies in QFT. Chiral symmetry breaking.
The Standard Model of the fundamental interactions.
BibliographyM. Peskin and D. Schroeder, “An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory”, Westview Press, 1995.
S. Weinberg, “The Quantum Theory of Fields”, Volume I, Cambridge University Press, 1995.
V. Berestetskii, E. Lifshitz and L. Pitaevskii, “Relativistic Quantum Theory”, Pergamon Press, 1970.
S. Coleman, “Aspects of Symmetry”, Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Zee, “Quantum Field Theory in a Νutshell”, Princeton University Press, 2003.
“Methods in Field Theory”, Les Houches Summer School, 1975.
Itzykson and B. Zuber, “Quantum Field Theory”, McGraw Hill, 1979.
J. Bagger and J. Wess, “Supersymmetry and Supergravity”, Cambridge Univ., 1992

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