# Physics 218 (Winter 2017): Quantum Field Theory II

## Course information

Lecture Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 PM -- 2:45 PM

Lecture Place: ISB, Room 235

Instructor: Prof. Stefano Profumo

Office hours: Wednesday 12:00 PM (or -- better -- by appointment)

## Course description

This course is the second quarter of a graduate-level introduction to relativistic quantum field theory (QFT). The focus is on non-abelian gauge theories and the Standard Model in particular.

## Syllabus

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#### Course outline

*numbers in parenthesis indicate the corresponding chapter in Schwartz's book*

- The anomalous magnetic moment (17)
- Path integrals (14)
- Yang-Mills theory (25-26)
- Spontaneous symmetry breaking (28)
- Weak interactions (29)
- Anomalies (30)
- Precision tests of the Standard Model (31)
- QCD and the parton model (32)

#### Textbooks

Recommended Textbook: *Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model* by Schwartz (1 day reserve)
Other Reference Textbooks:

*An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory* by Peskin and Schroeder (1 day reserve)
*Modern Quantum Field Theory* by Banks (1 day reserve)
*Quantum Field Theory* by Srednicki (1 day reserve)
*Quantum Field Theory* by Mandl and Shaw (1 day reserve)
*The Quantum Theory of Fields: Foundations* by Weinberg (3 days reserve)
*Quantum Electrodynamics* by Berestetskii, Lifshitz and Pitaevskii (3 days reserve)
*Quantum Field Theory* by Itzykson and Zuber (3 days reserve)
*Relativistic Quantum Mechanics* by Bjorken and Drell (3 days reserve)

#### Grading policy

Grading will be based on homework exercises. Each homework will consist of typically a couple of exercises on the material discussed in class, or on complements to that material. The homework problems will be posted on the course web page during the quarter. After attempting each problem by yourself, you are encouraged to discuss the problems with the Instructor and with each other.

The final will consist on a presentation based on one of a few topics suggested by the Instructor.

## Homework exercises

## Homework Solutions

## Final Presentations

Date, Presentation # |
Presenter |
Title |

2/20, #1 |
Jaryd Ulbricht |
Models for the generation of neutrino masses and mixing |

2/20, #2 |
John Tamanas |
Dark matter portals |

2/20, #3 |
Ben Lehmann |
QFT at finite temperature |

2/20, #4 |
David Reimann |
Models for the generation of the baryon asymmetry in the universe |

2/22, #1 |
Michael Saccone |
Lattice gauge theory |

2/22, #2 |
Cole Helling |
Experimental evidences for three colors in QCD |

2/22, #3 |
Drew Bischell |
Strong CP problem and Peccei-Quinn solution |

2/22, #4 |
Dana Faiez |
Gauge/gravity and AdS/CFT |

Last reviewed 09/23/2016 by Stefano Profumo.