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260471 VO Introduction to Effective field theories in elementary particle and collider physics (2010W)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 08.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 15.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 22.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 29.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 05.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 12.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 19.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 26.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 03.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 10.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 17.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 14.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 21.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Friday 28.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

- The standard model of elementary particle physics
- Quantum chromodynamics
- Computational methods: Feynman rules, loops, renormalization, renormalization group, operator mixing
- Decoupling, asymptotic expansion and the operator product expansion, factorization
- Heavy quark effective theory
- Soft collinear effective theory and collider physics at the LHC

Assessment and permitted materials

To obtain the lecture certificate you need to participate and arrange for an oral exam after the lecture period.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In applications of quantum field theory to problems with strong hierarchies of momentum scales one can use a generalized form of the well known Taylor expansion. Its field theoretic form is called the method of effective field theories. In many cases theoretical predictions can only be made in the framework of such effective theories. In the lectures the basic elements of effective field theories and their computational methods will be discussed. An introduction to a number of effective field theories is given that are used in current front line research in elementary particle collider physics (relevant e.g. for the LHC).

Examination topics

Black board lectures. The students should make notes. It is planned to provide hand written lecture notes.

Reading list

Für diese Vorlesung existieren noch keine dezidierten umfassenden Lehrbücher, da die Thematik zu den neusten Forschungsrichtungen der Elementarteilchenphysik gehört. Nützliche existierende Lehrbücher sind:
* Heavy Quark Physics, by Aneesh V. Manohar and Mark B. Wise, Cambridge University Press (exzellentes Lehrbuch zur heavy quark effective theory)
* Renormalization, by J. Collins, Cambridge University Press (exzellentes, jedoch etwas wenig didaktisches Lehrbuch zur Renormierungstheorie)
* Dynamics of the Standard Model, by J. F. Donoghue, E. Golowich, B. R. Holstein, Cambridge University Press (exzellentes Buch für wichtiges Hintergrundwissen)
* An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, M. E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder, Perseus Books/Addison Wesley (Klassiker für eine allgemeine feldtheoretische Einführung)

Association in the course directory

PD250,320

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