WS22 Advanced Advanced Quantum Field Theory




  • Solitons in 2D (kink), 3D (vortices), 4D (monopoles)
  • Homotopy groups for pedestrians
  • The U(1) problem and the strong CP problem
  • Anomalies
  • Instantons and Anomalies
  • Gravity and QFT: Unruh, Hawking etc



Monday ??  (theory library, PH3343)
Thursday ??(theory library, PH3343)


Friday ??  (Hilbert Raum, PH1141


QFT1 and QFT2, GR for the 2nd part

If your QFT course didn't cover path integrals, functional formalism or non-Abelian gauge theories, I suggest to read Anthony Zee's "Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell" for a gentle introduction.  


S. Weinberg - Quantum Field Theory (1 & 2)     
Rajamaran - Solitons and Instantons
Shifmann - Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory
Coleman - Aspects of Symmetry
Preskill - Lecture notes (on his Caltech website)
Schwartz - Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model 


Lecture Notes

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Exercise Sheets

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