# Advanced Quantum Field Theory (2019-2020)

Prequel/pre-requisite: Quantum Field Theory (MT)

### Assessment type:

- Invigilated written examination in TT

24 lectures.

Areas: PT.

Sequels: The Standard Model (TT), Beyond the Standard Model (TT)

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Scalar QED: local gauge symmetry, path integrals, photon propagator, derivation of Feynman rules, radiative corrections. Fermions: spinors, Dirac equation, fermion propagator, derivation of Feynman rules, trace theorems and spinor technology. QED: symmetries and Feynman rules, scattering processes, radiative corrections and beta function. QCD and non-abelian gauge theory: introduction, gauge-fixing, Feynman rules, scattering processes, radiative corrections and beta function, BRST. Spontaneous symmetry breaking: global symmetries, abelian gauge symmetry, non-abelian gauge symmetry. The Standard Model: electroweak symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism, brief overview of particle content and interactions.