Course data
Course name: Statistical Field Theory
Neptun ID: BMETE15MF64
Responsible teacher: Gábor Takács
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 exercise classes (2 hours every second week).


  Time Hall
Lectures Monday (weekly) 10:15-12:00 KF85
Exercises Monday (biweekly) 12:15-14:00 KF85

Course schedule with sources

An outline of the full semester, with breakdown of literature sources can be found on the link above.


Credit requirements: oral examination

The examination material includes the content of the lecture courses, supported by the exercise classes. 


Recommended literature


  • G. Mussardo: Statistical Field Theory (Oxford University Press, 2010).
    Relevant chapters: 1,2,5,7,8,10,11,15, but the whole book is warmly recommended 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.