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Topological Defects – Overview

This is an advanced quantum field theory course on topological defects. It covers various aspects of cosmic strings, magnetic monopoles, domain walls, and instantons. The content of the lecture explores their unique characteristics and their significance in both cosmology and particle physics. The course is self-contained, but the basic knowledge of introductory quantum field theory is recommended.



Time and Place

Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 (Room H 537 - Schellingstr. 4)
Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 (Room A 449 - Theresienstr. 37)

The first lecture will take place on 16 October.



Monday, 10:00 - 12:00 (Room A 348 in Theresienstr. 37)

The first tutorial will take place on 23 October.

Tutor: Maximilian Bachmaier


Literature Recommendation

Shifman - Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory

Vilenkin, Shellard - Cosmic Strings and Other Topological Defects

E. Weinberg - Classical Solutions in Quantum Field Theory

Manton, Sutcliffe - Topological Solitons