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Quantum Field Theory I

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2020

About the course

The course starts with an introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics with the Dirac and Klein-Gordon equations. Then the Lagrange formulation of field theories and the relation between symmetries and conserved quantities are treated. After this the scalar, Dirac and photon fields are quantised, using canonical quantisation, and annihilation and creation operators are introduced together with propagators. Then the S-matrix expansion is treated and the Feynman rules for quantum electrodynamics (QED) are derived. Finally QED to lowest order is applied to different scattering processes like e.g. Compton scattering.

Application and eligibility

Quantum Field Theory I, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

20 January 2020

Ends

29 March 2020

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including Quantum Mechanics 2 and either General Relativity or Electrodynamics II or equivalent. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-53126

Application

Application deadline was 15 October 2019. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK17,850

Total fee

SEK17,850

Contact us

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Contact person for the course is:
Michael Bradley