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TB1: Quantum Field Theory (Quantum Electrodynamics) – Overview


About the lecture

Time and place

Thursday 14:00-18:00 CET
Start: 21 October 2021

The lecture and tutorials will be held online via ZOOM, until further notice.


This is an introductory course on Quantum Field Theory.

Program of the Course

  • Principles of classical field theory (e.g. Noether theorem, conserved currents and charges)
  • Canonical quantization of scalar, fermionic and gauge fields
  • S-Matrix formalism and Feynman diagrams
  • Quantum Electrodynamics (QED)


  • Mandl & Shaw: Quantum Field Theory (Will provide the structure of the course)
  • Peskin & Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
  • Itzykson & Zuber: Quantum Field Theory
  • Rubakov: Classical Theory of Gauge Fields
  • Maggiore: A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory