8.324 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II

Class Info

The third and last term of the quantum field theory sequence. Its aim is the proper theoretical discussion of the physics of the standard model. Topics: quantum chromodynamics; Higgs phenomenon and a description of the standard model; deep-inelastic scattering and structure functions; basics of lattice gauge theory; operator products and effective theories; detailed structure of the standard model; spontaneously broken gauge theory and its quantization; instantons and theta-vacua; topological defects; introduction to supersymmetry.

This class has 8.322, and 8.323 as prerequisites.

8.324 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by W. Taylor.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 26-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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