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Quantum Field Theory II

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2021

About the course

The course continues where Quantum Field Theory I finishes. First higher order perturbations in QED are studied and then the theory is made finite through so called regularisation where masses and charges are renormalized. Thereafter gauge theories, where interaction is introduced by making global symmetries local, are treated. Then it is shown how particle masses may be obtained through spontaneous symmetry breaking, like the Goldstone and Higgs mechanisms. The rest of the course is devoted to the Electro-weak theory where it e.g. is shown how the vector bosons acquire mass through the Higgs mechanism. Then the theory is used to calculate cross sections for different processes.

Application and eligibility

Quantum Field Theory II, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

24 March 2021

Ends

6 June 2021

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including Quantum Field Theory I, 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-53128

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 October 2020.

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