 Lecturer
 Begin of lecture

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
 Time and Date

 Wednesday, 9:45  11:15 a.m., Seminar Room 5.331, Pfaffenwaldring 57
 Friday, 2:00  3:30 p.m., Seminar Room 5.331, Pfaffenwaldring 57
 General Information

 The lecture and the tutorials will be given in English.
 There are two types of exercises: "Written" exercises are handed in in class and graded/corrected by the tutor. "Oral" exercises are discussed in the tutorials and presented by students on the blackboard.
 Admission to the final exam requires 80% of the written scores, 66% of the oral scores, and presenting a problem on the blackboard twice.
 The registration for the exercise groups is now open. In order to register, you need the Lecture Key given in the first lecture.
 If you assign a password at the registration, you can request your current scores here.
 Examination

There will be an oral examination at the end of the course. Details will be given in the lecture.
 Literature

 Peskin/Schroeder: Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
 Itzykson/Zuber: Quantum Field Theory
 Topics

The goal is to gain a thorough understanding of relativistic quantum field theory, the concepts of Feynman diagrams, renormalisation for quantum electrodynamics, and to extend this knowledge to nonabelian gauge theories. In particular:
 Relativistic quantum mechanics and Dirac equation
 Path integral formalism
 Quantisation  Free fields
 Interacting fields and Feynman diagrams
 Elementary processes and first corrections
 Renormalisation
 Nonabelian gauge fields
 Lectures

Date Topic Comments 11.04.18 Elements of classical field theory Peskin/Schroeder (PS) pp. 1519 13.04.18 Quantisation of the KleinGordon field PS pp. 1922 18.04.18 Causality and propagators PS pp. 2331 20.04.18 Dirac equation PS pp. 3544 25.04.18 Freeparticle solutions of the Dirac equation PS pp. 4552 27.04.18 Quantisation of Dirac theory PS pp. 5263 02.05.18 Discrete symmetries and interacting fields PS pp. 6471 & pp. 7782 04.05.18 Perturbation expansion PS pp. 8287 09.05.18 Wick theorem and Feynman diagrams PS pp. 8891  Problem Sets

No. Problem Set Date Comments 1 Problem Set 1 11.04.18 2 Problem Set 2 20.04.18 3 Problem Set 3 27.04.18 There was a misprint in eq. (3). 4 Problem Set 4 04.05.18 5 Problem Set 5 11.05.18 6 Problem Set 6 18.05.18 7 Problem Set 7 01.06.18 8 Problem Set 8 08.06.18 9 Problem Set 9 15.06.18 10 Problem Set 10 22.06.18 11 Problem Set 11 29.06.18 12 Problem Set 12 06.07.18 13 Problem Set 13 13.07.18  Tutorials

Tutor Room Day Time Nicolai Lang / Jan Kumlin 5.331 Friday 11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m.