## Admission Requirements

Some knowledge of Relativistic Electrodynamics is desirable.

## 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

## Course objectives

A basic understanding of the topics listed above, including the ability to do computations of the most important effects.

## Timetable

Physics Schedule

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## Mode of instruction

Zie Brightspace

## Assessment method

To be discussed with the students. Most likely, a written exam supplemented by other means of evaluation

## Brightspace

Registration for Brightspace occurs via uSis

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## Reading list

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 D. Tong’s Quantum Field Theory lecture notes P. van Baal: A course in Field Theory, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis 2013. W.L.G.A.M. van Neerven’s Quantum Field Theory lecture notes, reproduced with his permission. A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press 2003 S. Coleman, Aspects of Symmetry, Cambridge University Press 1985

## Contact

Lecturer: Dr. Alexey Boiarskyi