CODE  104541 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2022/2023 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  FIS/02 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  2° Semester 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
This course focuses on quantum electrodynamics (QED) and it studies its fundamental properties, underlying similarities and differences with other quantum field theories that describe the fundamental interactions in the Standard Model, such as QCD and the electroweak theory.
In this course, we study radiative corrections in quantum field theory, which is the theoretical tool that allows us to arrive at a quantitative understanding of highenergy physics.
After completing this course, the student will be able to
The basics of quantum field theory presented in the Theoretical Physics course.
Blackboard lectures and slides.
Recommended textbook
M. Schwartz: “Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model”
Other textbooks
M. Maggiore: “A modern introduction to Quantum Field Theory”
S. Weinberg: “The Quantum Theory of Fields Vol 1”
M. Peskin and D. Schroeder: “An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory”
Office hours: Please schedule an appointment by email.
SIMONE MARZANI (President)
ANDREA AMORETTI
CARLA BIGGIO
STEFANO GIUSTO
NICOLA MAGGIORE
PAOLO SOLINAS
GIOVANNI RIDOLFI (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral exam about the topics of the syllabus.
The oral exam will last about 40mins. Every student will be asked to present a topic from the syllabus and questions will be asked in order to assess the student's understanding of the material. During the lectures, students will be given the opportunity to solve problems and exercises, as a means of selfevaluation.