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TCM312 Quantum Field Theory II, 10 cr 
Code TCM312  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Quantum Field Theory II  Abbreviation Quantum Field T 
Scope10 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
  GradingGeneral scale 
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods 

Target group 

Master’s Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods is responsible for the course.

Modules where the course belong to:

  • TCM300 Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Computational Methods
  • PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
    Optional for:
    1. Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.


After QFT I has been completed.

The course will be offered in spring term.

Learning outcomes 

Understanding and practice of advanced concepts of quantum field theory such as renormalization, loop expansion, regularization techniques, anomalies, the Standard Model, CP violation. The student is prepared to contribute to original research in particle physics.

Completion methods 

Class attendance is strongly encouraged. Homework is assigned once a week and contributes 25% to the final grade, while the final exam contributes 75%. There are bonus points for in-class activities.



Recommended optional studies 

Introductory Particle Physics; Higgs Physics; Supersymmetry; Thermal Field Theory.


Loop calculations and regularizations, renormalization, anomalies, non-Abelian gauge theories, the Standard Model, CP violation, effective field theory, flavor and CP problems in the Standard Model, physics beyond the Standard Model

Study materials and literature 
  • M. Peskin and D. Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Addison-Wesley 1995
  • M. Schwartz: Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model, Cambridge University Press 2014
  • Original research papers
Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 

Exercise sessions once a week; class activities encouraged with bonus points

Assessment practices and criteria 

1 to 5 (25% homework, 75% final exam, + bonus points)


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Future examinations
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
cancelled Quantum Field Theory II  General Examination  10  Oleg Lebedev 
05.06.20fri 10.00-14.00
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