402-0844-00L  Quantum Field Theory II

Semester Spring Semester 2014
Lecturers C. Anastasiou
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English


Abstract The subject of the course is modern applications of quantum field theory with emphasis on the quantization of non-abelian gauge theories.
Objective
Content The following topics will be covered:
- path integral quantization
- non-abelian gauge theories and their quantization
- systematics of renormalization, including BRST symmetries,
Slavnov-Taylor 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
Literature M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder,
An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Perseus (1995).
L.H. Ryder,
Quantum Field Theory, CUP (1996).
S. Weinberg,
The Quantum Theory of Fields (Volume 2), CUP (1996).
M. Srednicki,
Quantum Field Theory, CUP (2006).