PHY572 Advanced Field Theory

General Information


Prof. Aude Gehrmann-De Ridder


Hayk Sargsyan

Lecture: Thursday, 08:45 - 10:30, in ETH HIT F32
Exercises: Thursday, 10:45 - 11:30, in ETH HIT F32


Name Room Telephone Email

Prof. Aude Gehrmann-De Ridder

ETH HIT K 23.5 +41 44 633 2578

Hayk Sargsyan

Y36 J36 +41 44 635 5805


The course treats several advanced topics in quantum field theory, a sound understanding of which is a necessary foundation for research in elementary particle physics, astroparticle physics and cosmology. It broadly covers chiral symmetry, anomalies in field theories, topological objects in field theory, and related topics.

Bibliography - References

  • Gauge Field Theories, Stefan Pokorski, Cambridge University Press (1990)
  • An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Michael Peskin and Daniel Schroeder, Perseus Books (1995)
  • The Quantum Theory of Fields, vol II, Steven Weinberg, Cambridge University Press (1998)
  • The Theory of Quark and Gluon interactions, Francisco J. Yndurain, Springer (1998)
  • Anomalies in gauge theories, M.Shifman, Phys. Rep. 209 (1991) 341
  • ABC of Instantons, V.A. Novikov, M.A.Shifman,A.I.Vainshtein, V.I.Zakharov, Sov.Phys.Usp. 25 (1982) 195
  • Physical Foundations of Cosmology, V.Mukhanov, Cambridge University Press (2005)
  • Cosmology in gauge field theory and string theory, D. Bailin and A. Love, IOP (2004)