FYS9170 – Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course provides an introduction to quantum field theory as one of the cornerstones of modern physics, and how it inevitably emerges from combining quantum mechanics with special relativity. The focus is on how to quantize both bosonic and fermionic fields, and how a relatively small number of fundamental symmetry principles leads to the construction of the standard model of particle physics.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
It is highly recommended that you have previous knowledge from the following courses:
10 credits overlap with FYS4170 – Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
The course extends over a whole term, with up to 6 hours in class per week (lectures and group exercises). A central ingredient of the course are problem sets, about one per week, which the students prepare at home and present during the group exercises. In addition, the student has to give a one hour's lecture about an advanced topic in quantum field theory.
Final oral or written (4 hours) exam, counts for 100% of the grade. Oral or written exam will be decided after the sign-up deadline and depends on how many students have registered for the exam.
Examination support material
Two A4 sheets with notes (you can write in both sides of the sheet)
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.