Course data
Course name: Advanced Quantum Field Theory
Neptun ID: BMETE15MF71
Responsible teacher: Gábor Takács Prof.
Department: Department of Physics
Programme: Courses for Physicist MSc students
Course data sheet: BMETE15MF71
Requirements, Informations



The course consists of 2x45 minutes of lectures every week, and consultations of approximately 45 minutes/week, scheduled as necessary. The language of the course is English; consultation in Hungarian is available upon request.

Lectures: Thursday 16:15-18:00, room F3M01.

Aim and scope

This course builds upon Quantum Field Theory (BMETE15MF65) and discusses advanced topics such as

(i) renormalization group and scaling; 
(ii) advanced functional techniques, non-perturbative methods and their applications;
(iii) symmetries and their breaking; 
(iv) effective action, effective potential;
(v) instantons and quantum tunneling.
There will be additional reading material assigned during the course, for which guidance is given during the consultations.