87958 - QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 1

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will learn the physical principles of relativistic quantum field theory and the related mathematical methods which are at the basis of the models describing the quantized scalar, spinor and vector fields, both in the massive and massless case. He/she will also reach a basic understanding of the space-time and internal symmetries which characterise the dynamics of such models.

Course contents

The non-homogeneous Lorentz group and its irreducible unitary representations. The fundamental relativistic wave fields. Classical relativistic wave fields. The classical Action for relativistic wave fields. Field equations and symmetry properties. The quantum scalar field. The quantum spinor Field. The quantum vector field.

Readings/Bibliography

On Line Lecture Notes "Introduction to Quantum Field Theory - A Primer for a Basic Education" and references therein.

Teaching methods

Front teaching at the blackboard.

Assessment methods

Written exam.

Teaching tools

Blackboard, questions, discussion.

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Soldati