**Venue:** Feynman Lecture Hall

**Class Timings:** 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays

**First Meeting:** 17th January 2023

**Course Description:**

This is an introductory quantum field theory (QFT) course. The course

will try and also cater to students who have had some previous exposure

to the object. So the course 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; if time permits, we

will discuss New methods for scattering amplitudes

**Textbooks:**

1) Introduction to quantum field theory, Peskin and Schroeder

2) Quantum Theory of Fields vol I and vol II, Weinberg

3) Notes from Sidney Coleman's Physics 253a, https://arxiv.org/abs/1110.501

References to additional textbooks and notes will be provided during the

lectures.

**Evaluation: **75% assignments + 25% final exam.

- Teacher: Suvat Raju
- Teacher: Suvrat Raju