87960 - QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 2

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The student will become acquainted with perturbation theory for interacting quantum fields and collision theory. In particular, he/she will have a basic knowledge of radiative corrections and vacuum polarization through the use of Feynman diagrams.

Course contents

The generating functional. The Feynman rules. The collision operator in perturbative quantum field theory. Cross-sections. Lowest order quasi-elastic processes. Radiative corrections. Vacuum polarization.

Readings/Bibliography

On Line Lecture Notes "Intermediate quantum field theory - A next-to-basic course for basic education" and references therein.

Teaching methods

Front teaching at the blackboard.

Assessment methods

Written and oral exams.

Teaching tools

Blackboard, questions, discussion.

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Soldati