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Quantum Field Theory

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course gives an introduction to quantum field theory.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should:
- understand basic concepts of quantum field theory such as free scalar, photon and fermion fields, scattering amplitudes and cross-sections
- be able to compute elementary scattering processes in quantum electrodynamics
- have a rudimentary grasp of the standard model of particle physics


Basic concepts of QFT, second quantization, free bosonic fields (scalars and photons), Lorentz symmetry and free fermionic fields, scattering amplitudes, Feynman diagrams, elementary scattering processes, elementary aspects of loop diagrams and renormalization, gauge symmetry, standard model, higgs mechanism

Required prerequisite knowledge

FYS320 Quantum Mechanics

Recommended previous knowledge

FYS330 Micro Physics, FYS500 Analytical Mechanics and Field Theory, MAT100 Mathematical Methods 1, MAT210 Real and Complex Calculus, MAT300 Vector Analysis, MAT500 Mathematical Modelling


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FNone permitted

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Alexander Karl Rothkopf
Course teacher
Alexander Karl Rothkopf
Head of Department
Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

6 hour of lectures and exercises per week.

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Course assessment

Use evaluation forms and/or conversation for students' evaluation of the course and teaching, according to current guidelines


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 15.08.2020