Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change,
in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).

10 credits

52.5 h + 7.5 h

Q1

Teacher(s)

Degrande Céline; Drewes Marco; Lucente Michele;

Language

English

Prerequisites

Having followed LPHYS1241, LPHYS1342 and LPHYS1231 is an asset.

Main themes

This teaching unit is an introduction to quantum field theory. After a historical introduction, the main focus lies on quantum electrodynamics.

Aims

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a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the program (PHYS2M and PHYS2M1)1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 8.1, 8.2. b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to : 1. put the development of modern particle physics into a historical perspective ; 2. quantize photon and electron fields ; 3. compute elementary processes in quantum electrodynamics. |

Content

Historical introduction

Relativity and quantum mechanics

Representations of the Lorentz group

Quantization of photon and electron fields

Quantum electrodynamics

Relativity and quantum mechanics

Representations of the Lorentz group

Quantization of photon and electron fields

Quantum electrodynamics

Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lecture, tutorials, integrative project.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral exam, partly based on the project report.
Bibliography

Notes sur la genèse de la théorie quantique des champs (1897-1947). // Written notes on the genesis of quantum field theory (1897-1947).

Mandl and Shaw – Quantum Field Theory (Chapters 1 to 10).

Peskin and Schroeder – An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Part I).

Mandl and Shaw – Quantum Field Theory (Chapters 1 to 10).

Peskin and Schroeder – An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Part I).

Faculty or entity

**PHYS**