Theory of Fundamental Interactions
3x 45 min lectures plus 1x 45 (or 90) min exercises, weekly
lecture online Mon 12:00 - 14:30 (14 lectures of 3 units = 42 units)
exercises online Tue 16:00 - 17:30 (by Gabriel Picanco Costa)
credits: 5
requirement: active participation in most exercise classes
prerequisites: analytical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum theory (I)
module: Selected Topics in Modern Physics
start: 12. April 2021
course layout:
level 1: The Universe as we know it (1 lecture)
level 2: The edifice of physical theories (2 lectures)
Bird's eye view of the Standard Model (2 lectures)
toolbox: Groups & algebras (1 lecture)
Lagrangians & Hamiltonians (1 lecture)
Cross sections and amplitudes (1 lecture)
level 3: Fermion fields (1 lecture)
Feynman graphs (1 lecture)
Quantum chromodyamics (2 lectures)
Electroweak interactions (2 lectures)
literature:
Andrei Smilga: Digestable Quantum Field Theory, Springer 2017