Quantum Field Theory - Archived material for the year 2016-2017

2016-2017
Lecturer(s): 
Dr Tomasz Lukowski
Course Term: 
Michaelmas
Course Overview: 

The course introduces concepts, methods and applications of quantum field theory. Special emphasis will be given to the quantum theory of scalar fields with quartic interaction in the path integral formalism.

Course Syllabus: 

Classical field theory, Noether's theorem, canonical quantization, path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, path integrals in field theory, generating functionals, finite temperature field theory, Wick theorem, Feynman diagrams, Feynman rules, divergences and regularisation, renormalisation, renormalisation group, Callan-Symanzik equation, beta-function, anomalous dimension, scattering theory and S-matrices, unitarity and analyticity of S-matrices, optical theorem.