Physics 445    Quantum Field Theory III

Instructor:  Savdeep Sethi

Textbooks:  An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory  by Peskin & Schroeder


Location & Time: KPTC 103,  T-Th 10:30 - 11:50


Course Outline:

This is the final quarter of the one year introduction to quantum  field theory. As such, it has
more of a special topics flavor. The course  grade will be based on homework assignments
and (perhaps) a final exam, or paper.


There are many possible topics that we might reasonably study this quarter. This course will
revolve around the theme of the standard model.  A list of some topics that  might be covered
includes:


References:

Beyong the course text book, there are a number of other texts that might be worth perusing.

Journeys Beyond the Standard Model by Pierre Ramond


Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics by Cheng and Li

Lie Algebras in Particle Physics by Howard Georgi

Dynamics of the Standard Model by John Donoghue et. al.

Another great source for reviews and general information pertaining to the Standard Model is
the online Particle Data Group that can be found here.

We will encounter new "particle physics" units in this course. In particular a femtobarn (yes
that's "barn") is often used in discussing cross-sections and luminosities at particle accelerators.
A nice explanation of a femtobarn can be found here.

The physics of neutrinos is beautifully described in some lectures by Boris Kayser available
here.
There are also nice detailed lectures on neutrinos available here. 

My scanned lecture notes on group theory and symmetries can be found in the following three links (these files are fairly large and the last one is most relevant):

groups1 groups2 groups3



Problem Sets:

Assignment 1

Solution 1

Assignment 2

Solution 2

Assignment 3

Solution 3

Assignment 4