QFT2 - Quantum Electrodynamics - Morning Lecture


(2022). QFT2 - Quantum Electrodynamics - Morning Lecture. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22110036


QFT2 - Quantum Electrodynamics - Morning Lecture. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 22, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22110036


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:22110036,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22110036},
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            keywords = {Quantum Fields and Strings},
            language = {en},
            title = {QFT2 - Quantum Electrodynamics  - Morning Lecture},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:22110036 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


This course uses quantum electrodynamics (QED) as a vehicle for covering several more advanced topics within quantum field theory, and so is aimed at graduate students that already have had an introductory course on quantum field theory. Among the topics hoped to be covered are: gauge invariance for massless spin-1 particles from special relativity and quantum mechanics; Ward identities; photon scattering and loops; UV and IR divergences and why they are handled differently; effective theories and the renormalization group; anomalies.