Matthias Gaberdiel: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Matthias Gaberdiel
FieldTheoretische Physik
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 23.1
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 25 82
Fax+41 44 633 11 15
RelationshipFull Professor

401-5330-00LTalks in Mathematical Physics Information 0 credits1KA. Cattaneo, G. Felder, M. Gaberdiel, G. M. Graf, T. H. Willwacher, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
ContentForschungsseminar mit wechselnden Themen aus dem Gebiet der mathematischen Physik.
402-0883-63LSymmetries in Physics6 credits2V + 1UM. Gaberdiel
AbstractThe course gives an introduction to symmetry groups in physics. It explains the relevant mathematical background (finite groups, Lie groups and algebras as well as their representations), and illustrates their important role in modern physics.
ObjectiveThe aim of the course is to give a self-contained introduction into finite group theory as well as Lie theory from a physicists point of view. Abstract mathematical constructions will be illustrated with examples from physics.
ContentFinite group theory, including representation theory and character methods; application to crystal field splitting. The symmetric group and the structure of its representations; application to identical particles and parastatistics. Simple Lie algebras and their finite-dimensional representations. Description of representations of SU(N) in terms of Young diagrams; applications in particle physics.