Joseph Conlon

Homepage for C6 Theoretical Physics (Hilary 2019)

Coordinator: Joseph Conlon

Lecturers: Siddharth Parameswaran (Michaelmas), Amin Doostmohammadi (Michaelmas, Hilary), Joseph Conlon (Hilary)

The homepage for Sid's lectures (1-19 of the course).

The homepage for Amin's lectures (lectures 20 - 25)

Aims and Objectives of the Course

This course is intended to give an introduction to some aspects of many-particle systems, field theory and related ideas. These form the basis of our current theoretical understanding of particle physics, condensed matter and statistical physics. An aim is to present some core ideas and important applications in a unified way. These applications include the classical mechanics of continuum systems, the quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics of many-particle systems, and some basic aspects of relativistic quantum field theory.

Course Contents

1. Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics (Sid)

2. Quantum Many-Particle Systems (Sid)

3. Phase Transitions (Sid)

4. Stochastic Processes (Amin)

5. Classical Field Theory (Joe)

6. Canonical Quantisation of Fields (Joe)

7. Interacting Quantum Fields (Joe)

Lecture Notes

The first lecture notes on Classical Field Theory

The second lecture notes on Canonical Quantisation

The third lecture notes on Interacting Quantum Fields

The fourth lecture notes on Path Integrals

Problem Sheets

Problem Sheet 5

Problem Sheet 6

Problem Sheet 7

Problem Classes

The schedule for Trinity Term problem classes will be put up here when it is ready.

Old versions of the course

These are for the 2016-2017 course (and also a number of years preceding it), and then an older version from 2010-2011.