1. Course title
Quantum Field Theory II
2. Course code
3. Course status: compulsory or 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 Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Computational Methods
PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences (optional for Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology)
-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)?
5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion
After QFT I has been completed
6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered
7. Scope of the course in credits
8. Teacher coordinating the course
Prof. Oleg Lebedev
9. Course learning outcomes
Understanding and practice of advanced concepts of quantum field theory such as renormalization, loop expansion, regularization techniques, anomalies, the Standard Model, CP violation. The student is prepared to contribute to original research in particle physics.
10. Course completion methods
Class attendance is 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 activities.
12. Recommended optional studies
Introductory Particle Physics; Higgs Physics; Supersymmetry; Thermal Field Theory
13. Course content
- Loop calculations and regularizations, renormalization, anomalies
- non-Abelian gauge theories, the Standard Model, CP violation
- effective field theory, flavor and CP problems in the Standard Model
- physics beyond the Standard Model
14. Recommended and required literature
- M. Peskin and D. Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Addison-Wesley 1995
- M. Schwartz: Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model, Cambridge University Press 2014
- original research papers
15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning
exercise sessions once a week; class activities encouraged with bonus points
16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale
1 to 5 (25% homework, 75% final exam, + bonus points)
17. Teaching language