Lecturer: Dr. Robert Bennett, Prof. Dr. Andreas Buchleitner
Time: 2 + 1 st., Do 12-14
Room: SR GMH
Tutorial: Fr 14-15, SR WB UG
This course will be a largely self-contained tour through scalar and spinor field theory, ending up at quantum electrodynamics. Emphasis will be placed on real world consequences of the underlying physics, and explicit demonstrations of the mathematical machinery used. Each topic will be attached to specific applications around the themes of vacuum fluctuations and Casimir forces, with relation to open questions in these fields.
The main reading material will be the lecture script, available via ILIAS.
Additional background reading: