Nuclear & particle physics

Introduction to quantum field theory

Winter semester 2017/2018

Lecture with tutorials

Course number in the course overview: 110299

  • Lecturers, organization, dates & exams


    Jun. Prof. Dr. Anna Kulesza

    ITP, Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 9, 48149 Münster, room 314
    Tel.: +49 251 83-34922, email: anna.kulesza(at)

    Dates & locations

    Lecture Tue., 12:00–14:00 KP/TP 404
    Fri., 10:00–12:00
    Tutorials Fri., 08:00–10:00 change of rooms: KP/TP 404
    Fri., 12:30–14:30 change of rooms: KP/TP 304


    The lecture is given in English.

  • Contents & literature

    Contents of the lecture

    • Relativistic quantum mechanics
    • Elements of classical field theory
    • Quantization of free scalar fields
    • Interacting scalar fields: perturbation theory and Feynman diagrams
    • Quantization of Dirac fields and spin 1 fields
    • Quantum electrodynamics
    • Loops and renormalization


    • M.E. Peskin, D.V. Schroeder: An introduction to quantum field theory (Addison-Wesley)
    • I.J.R. Aitchison, A.J.G. Hey: Gauge theories in particle physics (IOP Publishing)
    • M. Maggiore: A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Oxford University Press)
    • L.H. Ryder: Quantum field theory (Cambridge University Press)
    • G. Münster: Quantentheorie (de Gruyter)
  • Tutorials

    Tutor Time Room
    Marthijn Sunder Fri., 08:00–10:00 change of rooms: KP/TP 404
    Oleh Fedkevych Fri., 12:30–14:30 change of rooms: KP/TP 304


    Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Übungsgruppe am 26.01.2018 (Fr.) von Oleh Fedkevych erst um 13 Uhr beginnt!

  • Problem sheets