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

Informations (semester 2021/22/1)

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

Lecturer: Gábor Takács


The course has a team set up in MS Teams under the name Advanced Quantum Field Theory (2021/22/1), available only for registered students. The access code is sent via Neptun.



The course consists of 2x45 minutes of lectures every week. The language of the course is English.


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.


Oral examination. During the exam, students can consult their lecture notes for the details of lengthy derivations, but are expected to be able to explain the underlying concepts and considerations in detail.


List of exam topics