Nuclear & particle physics

Introduction to quantum field theory

Winter semester 2019/2020

Lecture with tutorials

Course number in the course overview: 118296

  • Lecturers, organization, dates & exams


    Dates & locations

    Lecture Tue., 12:00–14:00 KP/TP 404
    Fri., 10:00–12:00
    Tutorials Fri., 08:00–10:00 KP/TP 404
    Fri., 13:00–15:00 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)
    • G. Münster: Von der Quantenfeldtheorie zum Standardmodell (de Gruyter 2019)

  • Tutorials

    Tutor Time Room
    Fri., 08:00–10:00 KP/TP 404
    Fri., 13:00–15:00 KP/TP 304

  • Problem sheets

    Exercise sheets will be uploaded on the LearnWeb portal in the Problem sheets folder.