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Introduction to quantum field theory

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Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Autumn, 2018)

Instructors: Atri Bhattacharya., Jean-René Cudell

Tutor: Grégory Baltus



  • Instructions: 21 hrs (14 × 1.5 hrs)
  • Tutorials: 9 hrs (6 × 1.5 hrs)


  • Tuesday 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


J.R. Cudell

  1. Introduction: phenomena unexplained by classical physics… pdf of lectures
  2. Non commutation of measurements, Postulates of quantum mechanicspdf of lectures
  3. Schrödinger equation, Heisenberg and Schrödinger pictures
  4. Discussion session 1 Problems

A. Bhattacharya

  1. The harmonic oscillator, raising and lowering operators
  2. Central Potential
  3. Introduction to Angular Momentum; H atom
  4. Discussion session 2: Exercises AB1 and AB2
  5. Angular momentum: Generalisation of algebra & addition thereof
  6. Spin
  7. Basic scattering problems (if time permits)
  8. Discussion session 3 : Exercises AB3 and AB4 to be discussed; Grading assignment to be submitted before session.

J.R. Cudell

  1. Perturbation Theory
  2. Perturbation theory
  3. Discussion session 4 JRC1
  4. Multiparticle states
  5. Multiparticle states
  6. Discussion session 5 JRC2

A. Bhattacharya

  1. Electromagnetic interactions: Zeeman effect and the Lyman-α transition
  2. Discussion session 6 ABJRC

Discussion board

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Take-home exam



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