Professor:
Ken Intriligator, Mayer Hall 5234. Office hours TBD.
Text: The recommended textbook is the nice, new book by Schwarz. There should be copies at the UCSD bookstore. There are also the online notes Recommended book for advanced QFT topics Coleman's Aspects of Symmetry Course Times
:TTh 11:00-12:20pm, MYR-A 5623.
Homework: It is essential to do your exercises. Many of the assigned problems have solutions that can be found online -- try to resist that, it's cheating both yourself, and it is technically, officially cheating. Working together in groups is fine, and encouraged, as long as everyone is working. Grading: Homework: 100%. |
lecture# | topic (and link to notes) | Homework |
1/5 | Path Integrals | HW 1 (Due Jan 12) |
1/7 | Path integrals, continued | |
1/12 | QFT path integral and Z[J] | |
1/14 | From Z[J] to W[J] | HW2 (due 1/21) |
1/21 | From W[J] to Gamma[phi] | |
1/26 | Start to discuss loops | |
1/28 | Regulators (and independence) | |
2/1 | Dim reg and useful integrals | HW3 (due Feb 9) |
2/2 | Renormalization | |
2/4 | Renormalization, continued | |
2/9 | More on two-point functions | |
2/11 | LSZ, etc | |
2/16 | Optical theorem, start RG. | |
2/18 | RG, continued | HW 4, due Feb 29 |
2/23 | RG, continued. Fermions and gauge fields | |
2/29 | Fermions cont. | |
3/1 | Gauge fields, cont | |
3/3 | Back to QED | |
3/8 | QED renormalization cont. | |
3/10 | QED renormalization cont. | HW 5 due March 18 |