PHYS 744 Finite Temperature Field Theory (3 credits)

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Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Physics : Tools of finite temperature (relativistic) field theory. Thermodynamics, introducing bosonic and fermionic Euclidean path integrals. Pressure in a free theory, the perturbative expansion, thermal masses, and symmetry restoration. Schwinger-Keldysh contour path integral and its perturbative expansion. Collective phenomena such as dispersion corrections, plasma oscillations, Debye screening and Landau damping.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.