Quantum Field Theory II

U. Tokyo undergraduate/graduate course, 2016 autumn semester


Prerequisite: equivalent of QM III (2nd quantization), QFT I (free field quantization) and Quantum Optics (photon quantization, atomic transition)

Hours and Rooms: Mondays 14:55--16:40 at room 207, Rigakubu 1 Goukan (Hongo Campus)
Office hour:           Mondays 16:40--17:40 at room 207, or 903, the same as above.

Instructor: Taizan Watari,           Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa Campus
TA:           Nozomu Kobayashi,   Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa campus

Language: primarily in Eniglish, with occasional summary provided in Japanese. Questions in Japanese are also welcome during the class.

                (1) All the homework problems will be posted here.
                (2) Note the change in the language policy (since Oct. 3).
                (4) Homework problems E-1, E-2, ....., E-6 are now posted below. (Nov. 27)
                (5) Homework submission deadline: Jan 30 (Mon), until the end of the office hour.

Lecture Notes and Homework Problems: (see general instruction on homework problems)

Textbooks and References:

This course is not based on a specific textbook. I often refer to the following textbooks, though, when I prepare for lectures:

Other references:

Plan of the progress
1. introduction
2. S-matrix etc., loop expansion: [2 weeks]
3. tree-level scattering processes: [3 weeks]
4. bound states: [2 weeks]
5. unitarity: [1 week]
6. low-energy effective theory: [1 week]
7. path integral: [5 weeks]
8. introduction to 1-loop computation: [1 week]

Grading Scheme: Letter grading [ excellent, good, OK or fail ] based on reports.

updated on December 12, 2016.