PHYS-7147: QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
Time: TR 09:35-10:55a
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Functional integral formulation of field theories, quantization of gauge theories, radiative corrections, renormalization, running coupling constants; grand unification, factorization, parton evolution and scaling violations, and supersymmetry.
Time permitting, also some group theory, the quark model, chiral lagrangians, non-linear sigma models, the standard model, the U(1) anomaly.
TEXT:M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
with detailed syllabus available on www.cns.gatech.edu/~predrag/courses/PHYS-7147-03/syllabus.html
PREREQUISITES: Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics
TEACHING METHOD: Two 1 1/2 h lectures per week
EVALUATION METHOD: Overal course grade will be determined from the homework (40%), midterm (20%), and the final (40%).
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