Effective Field Theory
Year:  20152016 

Catalog number:  4403EFTH3 
Teacher(s): 

Language:  English 
Blackboard:  Unknown 
EC:  3 
Level:  500 
Period:  Semester 2 
 Yes Elective choice
 Yes Contractonderwijs
 Yes Exchange
 Yes Study Abroad
 No Evening course
 Yes A la Carte
 No Honours Class
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
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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 7515803592
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: Prof.dr.A.Achúcarro (Ana)
Is part of  Programme type  Semester  Block 

Physics  Master  2 