Effective Field Theories II
Period of duration of course
The course is aimed at 4th year master students.
Prerequisite: an introductory course on Quantum Field Theory, Effective Field Theories part I
General Relativity as an Effective Field Theory
Renormalization Group flows, fixed points and critical surfaces
The naturalness of the electroweak scale
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and the Goldstone Theorem
Non-linear realization of space-time symmetries
The Effective Field Theory of Inflation
The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the contemporary methodology of quantum Effective Field Theories (EFTs). Upon completion of the course, students will possess the knowledge and skills required to construct and utilize EFTs. Additionally, they will learn why EFTs today play an ubiquitous role in theoretical physics through the examination of various examples, including the Standard Model of particle physics, gravity, and the cosmology of the early universe.
Steven Weinberg - The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 1, 2
Matthew Schwartz - Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model
Riccardo Barbieri - Lectures on the Electroweak Interactions
Daniel Baumann, Liam McAllister - Inflation and String Theory