135.006 Thermal field theory
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, SV, 2.0h, 2.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SV Special Lecture

Aim of course

Introduction to quantum-field-theoretical methods relevant for research in heavy-ion physics (quark-gluon plasma) and physics of the early universe (electro-weak and strong phase transitions, cosmological perturbations)

Subject of course

1. Introduction: Statistical quantum mechanics, relativistic thermodynamics, propagators of many-body systems, perturbation theory, Matsubara formalism, Keldysh formalism, gauge theories at finite temperature; 2. Applications: 2.1. Collective phenomena in a relativistic plasma: quasi-particle spectrum in QED and QCD plasma, improvements of perturbation theory; 2.2. Phase transitions in the standard model of elementary particle physics: spontaneous symmetry breaking and symmetry restoration at high temperature, effective potential

Additional information

The lecture will be postponed to the summer term 2017.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu10:15 - 11:4504.10.2018Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Vorbesprechung
Thu10:00 - 12:0011.10.2018 - 24.01.2019Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu10:00 - 12:0031.01.2019Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thermal field theory - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu04.10.201810:15 - 11:45Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Vorbesprechung
Thu11.10.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu18.10.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu25.10.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu08.11.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu22.11.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu29.11.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu06.12.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu13.12.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu20.12.201810:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu10.01.201910:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu17.01.201910:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu24.01.201910:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT
Thu31.01.201910:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DB gelb 10 Thermal QFT

Examination modalities

mündlich

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available. siehe http://www.itp.tuwien.ac.at

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of quantum field theory recommended but not mandatory

Miscellaneous

Language

German