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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2016-17


PHYS 107 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism. The Weinberg-Salam model. Path integral quantization of scalar fields and functional formalism. The effective action and the effective potential. Divergences and renormalization of field theories. Finite temperature field theory. Symmetry restoration at high temperatures.

Prerequisite

PHYS 101 and PHYS 103

Offered

18W: 11 Offered in alternate years