Fakultät für Physik




TVI/TMP: Quantum Field Theory – Overview


About the lecture

Time and place

Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 c.t. A 348 (Theresienstr. 37)
Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 c.t. Kleiner Physik-Hörsaal (N 020) (Geschw.-Scholl-Platz 1)

Starting date: 02.05.2017

The goal of this course is to introduce concepts, methods and modern applications of quantum field theory with special emphasis on the path integral formalism. The main focus will be scalar fields.



Introduction, Canonical Quantization, Path integral for Quantum Mechanics, Path integral for fields, Interactions, Correlation functions, Generating functional, Wick's theorem, Feynman rules and diagrams, Scattering processes and cross-sections, Symmetries, Renormalization   



  • L. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press (1996)
  • M. Peskin and D. Schroeder, An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press (1995)
  • M. Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press (2007)
  • M. Kaku, Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction,  Oxford University Press (1993)


The written exam will be on Tuesday, July 25th, 9:00-12:00 s.t. A 348 (Theresienstr. 37).
Please arrive at 8:45 and bring your student ID card with you. No books or notes allowed.