Introduction to field theory and gravity

Period of duration of course
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Course info
Number of course hours
20
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
20
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
0
CFU 3
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Type of exam

Written and oral exam

Lecturer

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Prerequisites

Basic third-year courses on Quantum and Statistical Physics

Programme

An introduction to aspects of Classical and Quantum Field Theory, with emphasis on Gravity and its mysteries. The program will vary every year. Examples of topics to be covered are: gauge fields, Fermi fields, aspects of renormalization, symmetries and anomalies, black holes and branes, aspects of Cosmology, compactifications, aspects of String Theory

Educational aims

Providing an introduction to basic ideas of Quantum Field Theory, with emphasis on its applications to the Fundamental Interactions but touching upon also aspects of Statistical Field Theory.

Bibliographical references

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