Page tree

Versions Compared


  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.
Comment: päivitys/ kevät 2021


Table of Contents

1. Course title

Kvanttikenttäteoria I
Kvantfältteori I
Quantum Field Theory I

2. Course code


3. Course status: optional

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master’s Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods

-Which module does the course belong to?
TCM300 Theoretical and Computational Methods, Advanced Studies
PAP3002 Particle Physics and Cosmology, Advanced Studies

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

After Quantum Mechanics and Mathematical Methods in Physics have been completed. 

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

- AutumnSpring term 

7. Scope of the course in credits

10 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Prof. Oleg Lebedev Kimmo Tuominen 

9. Course learning outcomes


- Understanding of basicBasic concepts and methods of quantum field theory including. These include: quantisation of free scalar and fermion fields, scattering amplitudes and cross sections, elements of and development of perturbation theory for interacting theories; examples of scattering processes in quantum electrodynamics; analysis of radiative corrections, regularisation and Yukawa modelrenormalisation methods; path integral methods.

10. Course completion methods

ClassThe attendancecourse is completed strongly encouraged. Homework is assigned once a week and contributes 25% to the final grade, while the final exam contributes 75%. There are bonus points for in-class activitiesby weekly exercises which are solved partly in class and partly submitted for assessment. Class attendance is strongly encouraged and will contribute towards the grade. The details of grading are explained on the first lecture.

11. Prerequisites


Quantum Mechanics IIA,IIB IIa and IIb are recommended; Mathematical Methods in Physics II.

12. Recommended optional studies

Introductory Particle Physics; Higgs Physics.