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Postdoc Lecture Series: Quantum Field Theory (Alex Wijangco)

Quantum Field Theory
Level: First year graduate student
Recommended prerequisites: Quantum mechanics, special relativity, classical mechanics, all at the upper-division undergraduate level.

Course Description
An introduction to and introduction of quantum field theory. This course
will cover what would typically be covered in the first course of a year
long sequence of courses at a university. At the end of this course, one
should be able to understand the field content of a Lagrangian, understand
the interactions dictated by the theory, and calculate tree level
processes of the theory.

Course topic lecture plan:
1. Free scalar and fermion fields in QFT.
2. Interactions and tree level matrix elements.
3. Feynman diagrams and scatter processes.
4. Vector fields, gauge symmetries, and path integral formulations.

We hope to see you at the lectures.

Your GAPS committee

Earlier Event: May 31
Gaps Coffee Hour
Later Event: June 9
Postdoc Lecture Series: Lecture 2