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Quantum Field Theory II (WS18)


Prof. Dr. Harald Ita

Tutor: V. Sotnikov 



  • Lecture: 4 hours, Wed 12:00 (st) - 14:00 SRIII, Thur 12:00 (st) - 14:00 SRIII, start: 17.10.2018
  • Tutorial: 2 hours, Fri 14:00-16:00, SRIII; start: 26.10.2016 .

Problem Sets for Tutorial

Exercise sheets will be distributed via email.

Content (preliminary)

  • Path Integral, perturbation theory, Feynman diagrams
  • Gauge theories and their quantisation, BRST symmetry
  • Gauge theory of strong interaction, quantum corrections and renormalisation
  • Jet production in lepton collisions
  • Deep inelastic scattering
  • Parton Model for hadron collisions, parton distribution functions, DGLAP evolution
  • Quantum effects in Drell-Yan process


For Bachelor-Students

 The lecture is suitable as supplementary or elective course; Wahlpflicht- bzw. Wahlbereich. It is equivalent to the  lecture "Theoretische Teilchenphysik"  in the course description.


QFT I, Electrodynamics and Special Relativity

 Requirements for Academic Record

  • active and regular participation in the tutorials, including solutions to 50% of the homework problems.
  • in case an exam ( "Prüfungsleistung")  is required, an oral exam will be offered. Prerequisite is the successful participation in the tutorials.
  • Further details will be given in the lecture/tutorials.



  • G. Dissertori, I. Knowles, M. Schmelling: "Quantum Chromodynamics"
  • Peskin/Schroeder: "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory"
  • Schwartz, "Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model"
  • Böhm/Denner/Joos: "Gauge Theories of the Strong and Electroweak Interaction"
  • Itzykson/Zuber: "Quantum Field Theory"
  • Weinberg: "The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol.1,2"
  • Sexl, Urbantke: "Relativität, Gruppen, Teilchen"
  • Cvitanovic: "Field Theory", the Nordita 1983 Lecture notes available online
  • Ellis/Stirling/Webber: "QCD and Collider Physics"

  More advanced Textbooks

  • Coleman: "Notes from Sidney Coleman's Physics 253a" available online
  • Nakahara: "Geometry, Topology and Physics"


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