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Quantum Field Theory II

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2022

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 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2022 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

The information below is only for exchange students


24 March 2022


5 June 2022

Study location




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.


Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.

Application code



This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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Course is given by
The Department of Physics
Contactperson for the course is:
Michael Bradley