Logo ČVUT
CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Seminar on quantum field theory

The course is not on the list Without time-table
Code Completion Credits Range
02SKTP Z 3 26P+13C
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

The lecture aims to introduce the students to advanced topics of quantum field theory. The focus is mainly on quantization with Feynman’s functional integral.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Yang-Mills fields

- Renormalization and renormalization group [6h]

- Quantization of Yang-Mills fields [4h]

- Goldstone theorem and Higgs mechanism [4h]

- Standard model of particle physics [4h]

2. Non-perturbative methods in quantum field theory

- Solitons and their applications [4h]

-Instantons and tunnelling phenomena [4h]

3. Topological defects in condensed matter physics

-Exact sequences and defects classification with homotopy classes [3h]

-Applications in condensed matter physics, particle physics and cosmology [4h]

4. Thermal quantum field theory

-Perturbation expansion, Matsubara‘s diagrammatic approach [2h]

-Perturbation expansion, Keldysh-Schwinger‘s diagrammatic approach [4h]

Syllabus of tutorials:

Procvičování příkladů na probraná témata – odpovídá osnově přednášky.

Study Objective:
Study materials:

Key references:

[1] M. Blasone, P. Jizba and G. Vitiello, Quantum Field Theory and its Macroscopic Manifestations, Boson Condensation, Ordered Patterns and Topological Defects, (Imperial College Press, London, 2011)

[2] A. Altland and B. Simons, Condensed Matter Field Theory, (Cambridge University Press, Singapore, New York, 2013)

Recommended references:

[3] H. Kleinert, Particles and Quantum Fields, (World Scientific, London, 2017)

Note:
Further information:
No time-table has been prepared for this course
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2021-01-27
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet6388006.html