Physics 218
Winter 2009
Advanced Quantum Field Theory
University of California at Santa Cruz
Monday/Wednesday 10:00-11:45pm, ISB 235
TEXT: Mark Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory
Instructor: Michael Dine
Office: 323 ISB
Phone: (831) 459-3033
Office Hours:
10:00-12:00 Tuesday
And by appointment if necessary


Revised and More Realistic Syllabus

Handout Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field

Handout on Aspects of the Dirac Field

Handout on Non-Relativistic Limit of the Dirac Equation

Handout on Canonical Quantization and the S Matrix

Solution of problem set 1, which includes derivation of Kallen-Lehman and LSZ for fermions.

Lecture on electron positron annihilation

Lecture on Compton Scattering

Derivation of S Matrix for Yukawa Theory

Fermion self energy and vertex function in QED

Peskin TASI Lectures on Precision Electroweak

Infrared Divergences and Radiative Corrections -- Notes

Infrared Divergences and Radiative Corrections -- Notes

Weinberg on "Living with Infinities"

Notes on Goldstone's Theorem, Standard Model, Quantization of Gauge Theories

Notes on Counterterms in QED

Notes on QCD Beta Function

Notes on Grand Unification

Homework Assignments