Lecture: |
Thu 12-14, Fri 10-12 (D6-135) [SS 2011] York Schröder (E6-118) yorks at physik dot uni-bielefeld dot de |

Homepage: | http://www.physik.uni-bielefeld.de/~yorks/qcd11 |

Prerequisites: | Quantum Field Theory |

Literature: |
QCD and Jet physics * Muta: Foundations of Quantum Chromodynamics (perturbative QCD in great pedagogical detail, starting with field theory) * Ellis, Stirling, Webber: QCD and Collider Physics (detailed overview of physics at high-energy colliders, emphasising the role of QCD) * Narison: QCD as a Theory of Hadrons (introduction to the basic theory and recent advances in QCD, pert and non-pert aspects) Field Theory * Peskin, Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory [mainly part III] (website with corrections) (comprehensive and pedagogical treatment of QFT from basics to SM physics) * Weinberg: The Quantum Theory of Fields [Vol. 2] (detailed presentation of advanced material) * Zee: Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell (a fun book that discusses briefly the key ideas and uses of QFT) * Collins: Renormalization - Introduction to Renormalization, the Renormalization Group, and the Operator-Product Expansion (complete treatise on methods of renormalization) Standard Model * Griffiths: Elementary Particle Physics * Burgess, Moore: The Standard Model - A Primer * Georgi: Weak Interactions and Modern Particle Theory (online version) * The Review of Particle Physics (online version) (resource for up-to-date experimental results) Classic QFT courses that have influenced the way that generations of
physicists view and teach QFT * Sidney Coleman, QFT lectures 1975-76 (Harvard): Videos (Harvard U.); handwritten notes part 1, part 2 (by Brian Hill; 6.5MB each); typeset version of part 1 (by Bryan Gin-ge Chen) * Freeman Dyson, QFT lectures 1951 (Cornell): Notes can be found here. Semesterapparat (see also Semesterapparate QFT and Elementary Particle Physics) * Useful review of QFT textbooks from a student's perspective (by Philip Tanedo) * A detailed guide to QCD literature from a researcher's perspective (by A.Kronfeld and C.Quigg) |

Topics: |
* Basics: Gauge symmetry, Lagrangian, Feynman rules, Quantization * Fundamentals: Loops, Asymptotic freedom, Renormalization * Phenomenology: Hadron production, Deep inelastic scattering, Jets, Gluon saturation, QCD and Heavy ion physics * Features: Confinement, Anomalies, ... |

Schedule: |
07.04.:
Introduction
(plot:
running coupling)
08.04.: Reality checks, Color (plot: hadron spectrum) 14.04.: Group theory; Notation 15.04.: Gauge invariance 21.04.: Yang-Mills lagrangian 22.04.: [Karfreitag] 28.04.: QCD and its symmetries 29.04.: Quantization, path integral 05.05.: QCD Feynman rules 06.05.: Gauge choice 12.05.: Renormalization, regularization 13.05.: One-loop divergences: Quark loop 19.05.: Gluon self-energy 20.05.: Other one-loop divergences 26.05.: One-loop counterterms 27.05.: QCD Beta function, running coupling 02.06.: [Himmelfahrt] 03.06.: ee annihilation into hadrons (LO), measured R(E) 09.06.: R(s) at Z pole 10.06.: ee -- hadrons: real QCD corrections Evalu.: Questions, Answers, Normalization 16.06.: ee -- hadrons: virtual QCD corrections 17.06.: Results, scheme dependence, higher orders 23.06.: [Fronleichnam] 24.06.: DIS, structure functions 30.06.: DIS: real QCD corrections, some data 01.07.: DIS: virtual QCD corrections 07.07.: Factorization, evolution equations 08.07.: Anomalies 14.07.: Chiral Anomaly and consequences 15.07.: Outlook all pages of script in one file (continuously updated) table of contents |

Exam: | Oral exam; Registration at the end of the semester; Dates Jul 18-27, Sep 26-30, Oct 4-7. |

Links: |
CERN
(Video: CERN in 3 minutes;
LHC Status) RHIC, DESY, GSI Planck- to Hubble-scale (60 orders of magnitude; animation): Scales of the universe BBC Horizon Video: What is reality? |