Course Program

The building blocks of the Standard Model 

Representations of the Lorentz group: Particles vs Fields

Long range forces: gauge invariance from Lorentz invariance

General Relativity as an Effective Field Theory

Effective Field Theories and Renormalisation 

Renormalization Group flows, fixed points and critical surfaces

Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and the Goldstone Theorem

The Callan-Coleman-Wess-Zumino formalism 

The electroweak chiral Lagrangian and the Higgs boson

The naturalness of the electroweak scale

Non-linear realization of space-time symmetries

The Effective Field Theory of Inflation

 

Bibliographic references

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

 

ExamOral exam

Prerequisites

An introductory course on Quantum Field Theory