Quantum Field Theory, part 2

Professor: Ken Intriligator, Mayer Hall 5234

Text: Quantum Field Theory , by Mark Srednicki.

Course Times : WF 3:30-4:50, MH5301

Homework: Most of the course grade will be determined by the HW. The final will probably be a take-home problem set (but may be in class, TBD).

My course webpage from 2009

lecture# topic (and link to notes) Homework
1/6 Introduction to path integrals   HW 1 (due Jan. 13)        
1/8 Path integrals, continued          
1/13 Path integrals, continued          
1/15 QFT generating functional Z[J]          
1/20 Z[J] and Feynman diagrams          
1/22 Z[J], W[J], Feynman diagrams   HW 2 (Due Jan 27)        
1/27 1PI effective action. Loops.          
1/29 Loop momentum integrals          
2/3 Dim. reg.          
2/5 renormalization.           HW 3 (due Feb. 12)
2/10 renormalization cont.          
2/12 Z, LSZ          
2/17 optical theorem, start RG.          
2/19 beta and gamma          
2/24 running couplings and RG generalities   HW4 due March 3        
2/26 fermions and gauge theories          
3/3 Gauge theories, QED          
3/5 QED renormalization          
3/10 Intro to QCD          
3/12 Intro to QCD and the Standard Model cont.           HW 5 (due Weds Mar. 17)