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PH2185: Advanced Quantum Field Theory

The module covers the following topics:

  • Renormalization group (fixed points etc.)
  • Effective action and effective potential
  • Spontaneous symmetry breaking, Goldstone bosons
  • Non-linear symmetry realizations, effective Goldstone Lagrangians
  • Non-trivial classical field configurations (solitons, instantons etc.) and their quantization
  • Anomalies (chiral, gauge, discrete, etc.)
  • Basics of supersymmetry (N=1 supersymmetry algebra, Wess-Zumino model etc.)
  • Spin-two fields; weak field quantisation of gravitation.
  • Summer Semester
  • TUM