Field Theory in Particle Physics (2016-2017)

(Particles and Fields)

Lecturers: Bernard de Wit,
Eric Laenen
Wouter Waalewijn

Tutors: Jort Sinninghe-Damste, Valerio Bertone, Andreas Papaefstathiou

The lectures will be held in Amsterdam, Science Park room C1.112. Tutorials will be held both in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

This is the website for the UvA students. The Utrecht website for the course is here.

First tutorial: Friday 10 February, 2017, from 09.00-13.00 in SPA B0.203 (see datanose for details and further dates)

Last lecture: May 17, 2017

Last tutorial: May 24, 2017

Integrity and quality of hand-in work

Hand-in exercises are an important part of the feed-back mechanism from lecturer/TA to student. The quality, readability, and exposure of this work must therefore be of such a standard that feed-back is possible and efficient. Although it need not to be type-set, it is necessary that steps and structure are clear. It is required to rewrite and restyle actual erratic calculations in a way that allows for efficient grading. Amsterdam students who hand in sufficient homework will get further 3EC for the course, for a total of 9 EC.

Grades and marks for UvA students

Students can pass the course in either of two ways, A) or B).

A) The final grade is composed of 20% homework, 30% midterm, and 50% final exam. The final exam score must be at least 5.0.

B) The final grade is 100% composed of the final exam.

There will be a retake for the final exam (i.e. not for the midterm). For the retake the student can again choose option A or B. No books, lecture notes etc. are allowed during the exams.

The details and the organization of the problem assignments will appear regularly here on the website.

Midterm exam: Wednesday 12 April, C1.112, 10.30-12.30. It covers material up to (and including) chapter 10.

Final exam: Wed, June 7. Room REC J/K 1.19. Retake exam: Wed, June 21. Room SPA A1.14

No books, lecture notes etc, will be allowed during the exams.

Some additional material

- UU lecture notes Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

Lectures and foreseen content

8 February: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 15 February: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 22 February: 5.3, 5.4, 6.6 (only the beginning) 1 March: 6.6 (remainder), 9.1 (there will be a new hand-out for section 6.6). 8 March: 9.2, 9.3, 10.1, 10.2 15 March: 10.2, 10.3, 15.1 22 March: 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 29 March: no class 5 April: 15.4, 15.5, 15.6 12 April: Midterm 19 April: no class 26 April: 17.1-17.3, 17.5,17.6, 18.1, 18.2 3 May: 12.1, 12.2, 12.3 10 May: 19.1, 19.2, 19.3 17 May: 20.1, 20.2, 21.1

Assigned exercises

Roman numbers refer to exercises and problems in ``Field Theory in Particle Physics'' Numbes in square brackets, if present, refer to UU lecture notes on QFT. 10 February: exercises 7.1, 7.2, problems 7.1, 7.2 Homework assignment: exercise 3.1 and problem 2.3 [to be handed in 24-2]. 17 February: exercises 8.1, 8.2, problems 8.1, 8.2. 24 February: problems 5.4, 5.9, exercises 6.4, 8.6. Homework assignment: exercises 2.3 and 4.1. 3 March: exercises 6.7, 6.9, problems 6.5, exercise 8.3. 10 March: exercises 4.2, 10.1, problems 9.3, 9.4. Homework assignment: problems 9.1, 9.2 17 March: exercises 10.2, 10.3, problems 10.1, 10.2. 24 March: problems 15.1, 15.4, exercises 15.1, 15.2. Homework assignment: problems 10.4, 10.5. 7 April: Exercise 15.3, Problems 10.6, 10.7. Correction exercise 15.2: in beta_c the numerator factor 16 should be changed into 8. 13 April: review of some earlier exercises. 21 April: Problems 10.10, 10.11, 11.1. Homework assignment: Problems 11.2, 15.5 (correction in 15.5 towards the end: "calculated in problems 10.11 and 11.1," 4 May: Problems 15.3, 17,3, 18.5, 18.6. 12 May: Problems 18.5, 18.6, 12.2, Exercise 12.2. Homework assingment: Exercise 12.3, Problem 12.3. 19 May: Problems 12.6, 19.1, 19.3 24 May, extra tutorial in SP A1.10: Problems 20.3, 19.5, 20.7 (20.1 if there is time) Towards the end of the course we will schedule a meeting where we will answer your questions in preparation for the final exam. Please, contact us during office hours in case of more urgent questions or in order to familiarize us with some of the topics you want us to explain.