## Admission Requirements

Some knowledge of Relativistic Electrodynamics is desirable.

## Description

This course is a brief introduction to common concepts in classical field theory used throughout theoretical physics in cosmology, elementary particle and condensed matter physics.

Topics:

• Symmetries and conservation laws

• Spontaneous symmetry breaking and Goldstone bosons

• Solitons

• Perturbation theory

• Scattering

## Course objectives

A basic understanding of the topics listed above, including the ability to do computations of the most important effects.

## Timetable

## Mode of instruction

Lectures, problem sessions and tutorials. The homework exercises constitute an essential part of the course and of the syllabus.

## Assessment method

To be discussed with the students. Most likely, a written exam supplemented by other means of evaluation

## Blackboard

To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

## Reading list

An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder, Harper Collins publishers 1995, ISBN 0201503972 Paperback College Press Ltd, University of Bejing: ISBN 7-5158-0359-2

D. Tong’s Quantum Field Theory lecture notes

P. van Baal: A course in Field Theory, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis 2013.

W.L.G.A.M. van Neerven’s Quantum Field Theory lecture notes, reproduced with his permission.

A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press 2003

S. Coleman, Aspects of Symmetry, Cambridge University Press 1985

## Contact

Lecturer: Dr. Alexey Boiarskyi