Course data
Course name: Statistical Field Theory
Neptun ID: BMETE15MF64
Responsible teacher: Gábor Takács
Department: Department of Theoretical Physics
Programme: Courses for Physicist MSc students
Course data sheet: BMETE15MF64
Requirements, Informations


The composition of the course: 2/1/0, 4 credits.



The course consists of a lecture course of 2 hours per week, and consultation sessions (2 hours practice every second week).

There will be regular sheets of exercise/reading assignments given out by the lecturer. The consultation sessions serve for discussing these assignments. 


Lecture times: Monday (weekly) 8:15-10:00 (F3M01)

Consultations: Thursday (biweekly) 9.15-11.00 (F3M01)


Credit requirements: oral examination

The examination material includes the content of the lecture courses, plus the material of the assignments. 


Recommended literature


  • G. Mussardo: Statistical Field Theory (Oxford University Press, 2010).
    Relevant chapters: the whole book smiley
  • C. Itzykson and J-M. Drouffe: Statistical Field Theory (Cambridge University Press, 1989).
    Relevant chapters: volume 2, chapter 9.
  • P. Ginsparg: Applied Conformal Field Theory, arXiv:hep-th/9108028
    Relevant chapters: 1-5.
    Further recommended reading: chapters 6-8.