Einführung in die Quantenfeldtheorie (SS 22)

Einführung in die Quantenfeldtheorie / Introduction to Quantum Field Theories (SS 22)

H.-W. Hammer

Es ist geplant, die Lehrveranstaltung in englischer Sprache zu halten.


Tu 13:30 - 15:10, S2|11 - 10
Fr 11:40 - 13:20, S2|11 - 10

Exercise sessions

(2 hours, every second week)
Fr 11:40 - 13:20, S2|11 - 10     Dates: tba
Fr 11:40 - 13:20, S2|07 - 167     Dates: tba

Lecture plan

  1. Why quantum field theory?
  2. Classical field theory
    Classical mechanics, transition to the continuum, field quantization
  3. Relativistic quantum fields
    Causality, Noether theorem, symmetries, Klein-Gordon field, Dirac field, Feynman propagator, spin statistics theorem
  4. Interacting fields and Feynman diagrams
    Dimensional analysis, perturbation theory, correlation functions, Wick theorem, cross sections and S-Matrix, Feynman rules
  5. Elementary Processes of Quantum Electrodynamics
    Myon production, Møller scattering
  6. Radiative corrections and renormalization
    Loop diagrams, optical theorem, Källén-Lehmann representation, LSZ theorem, 1-loop renormalization


  • M.E. Peskin, D.V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press
  • D. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press
  • M.D. Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model, Cambridge University Press
  • A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press
  • S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields 1: Foundations, Cambridge University Press
  • S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields 2: Modern Applications, Cambridge University Press

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