Program
Some Basic Aspects of Quantum Field Theory
Student No.:50
Time:Tue/Thu17:30-19:00, 2014-03-06~ 2014-06-12(no classes on Mar 18, Mar 20 and May 1)
Instructor:Hiroyuki Fuji  [Tsinghua University]
Place:Conference Room 3, Floor 2, Jin Chun Yuan West Building
Starting Date:2014-3-6
Ending Date:2014-6-12

 

 

Description:

 

The quantum field theory brings attractive results sometimes in mathematics. In this course, some basic aspects of quantum field theory will be discussed. One of the main aims of this course is to understand the concept of quantum physics and to learn meanings of Feymnan graphs, correlation function, and path integral. In the final part of this lecture, the matrix model will discussed as an application of the quantum field theory. The plan of this course is as follows:
 

1. Overview of classical / quantum mechanics 2. Path integral in quantum mechanics 3. The quantization of the scalar field 4. Feynman graphs and renormalization 5. Matrix models 6. Further applications

 

Prerequisite:

Some knowledge of undergraduate physics would be required. But this course is starting from the basics of the classical/quantum mechanics.

 

Reference:

1. M.E.Peskin, and D.V. Schroeder, “An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory,”

   Westview Press (1995).

2. R.P.Feymnan and A.R.Hibbs, “Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals,”

   Mcgraw-Hill College (1965).

3. P. Di Francesco, and P. Ginsparg, and J. Zinn-Justin,

 “2D Gravity and Random Matrices,” arXiv: hep-th/9306153.