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FY8308 - Advanced Quantum Field Theory

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 1/3 ALLE
Oral examination 2/3 D

Course content

Normally given every other year.
The course is a continuation of FY3464 Quantum Field Theory I and TFY4210 Quantum theory of many particle systems.
Renormalization and the renormalization group. Critical phenomena. Spontaneous symmetry breakdown. The Goldstone theorem. The Higgs mechanism. Effective field theories and applications.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to obtain insight into the most important aspects of quantum field theories.

In particular, students are expected to obtain knowledge about the
renormalization group, critical phenomena, thermal field theory,
symmetries and symmetry breaking, effective field theories and
applications.

General competence: The candidate should be able to apply abstract mathematical models to concrete physical problems, get training in oral scientific presentations.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and problem sessions or student seminars. When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only.

Required previous knowledge

FY3464 Quantum field theory I or TFY4210 Quantum theory of many particle systems or similar knowledge.




Course materials

A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press;
M. Kachelriess: Lecture notes for FY3464 and FY3466.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 2/3 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 1/3 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 2/3 D 2021-03-26 08:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 1/3 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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