ICTS Course no.: PHY-481.5

Venue: Online

Class timings: Tuesdays and Thursdays 02:00-03:30

First meeting: 20th January 2022

Course description: This is an intermediate-level quantum field theory (QFT) course. It is designed to introduce students to QFT but also cater to students who have had some previous exposure to the object. So we will start with the basics of QFT but also seek to cover some advanced material.

Syllabus: The need for fields; Canonical quantization of fields; Particles; Perturbation theory; Feynman diagrams; Properties of the S matrix; Renormalization; Functional Methods; Gauge theories; New methods for scattering amplitudes.

1) Introduction to quantum field theory, Peskin and Schroeder
2) Quantum Theory of Fields vol I and vol II, Weinberg

References to additional textbooks and notes will be provided during the lectures.

Course evaluation: Grades will be calculated using 75% assignments + 25% final exam.