Prospectus

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Effective Field Theory

Course 2014-2015

Description

This course is a brief introduction to common concepts in classical field theory used throughout theoretical physics in cosmology, elementary particle and condensed matter physics.
Topics:
• Symmetries and conservation laws
• Spontaneous symmetry breaking and Goldstone bosons
• Solitons
• Perturbation theory
• Scattering

Programme form

Lectures, tutorials

Literature

An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder, Harper Collins publishers 1995, ISBN 0201503972 Paperback College Press Ltd, University of Bejing: ISBN 7-5158-0359-2 (vol. 1).

Schedule

Physics Schedule

Form of examination

4 weekly assignments counting 60% of the total grade. Final exam counting for 40% of the total grade with the condition that you must pass the exam to pass the course.

More information

Lecturer: Prof.dr.A.Achúcarro (Ana)