QFT2 - Quantum Electrodynamics - Afternoon Lecture


Burgess, C. (2022). QFT2 - Quantum Electrodynamics - Afternoon Lecture. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22110041


Burgess, Cliff. QFT2 - Quantum Electrodynamics - Afternoon Lecture. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 22, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22110041


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:22110041,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22110041},
            author = {Burgess, Cliff},
            keywords = {Particle Physics, Quantum Fields and Strings},
            language = {en},
            title = {QFT2 - Quantum Electrodynamics - Afternoon Lecture},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:22110041 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Cliff Burgess McMaster University


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.