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Courses - Fall 2023
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Special Topics in Elementary Particles and Quantum Field Theory; AdS/CFT and BSM
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisites: Intended for students that have completed a year of quantum field theory (at the level of PHYS624, PHYS851), or roughly at the level of understanding the basics of Gauge Theory, the Higgs mechanism Loops and Renormalization. Familiarity with the Standard Modelat the level of PHYS751 will be helpful, as will familiarity with General Relativity.

Introduces various field theoretic methods, both perturbative and non-perturbative, such as AdS/CFT Duality and Effective Field Theory methodology, and some Beyond Standard Model paradigms within particle physics and inflationary cosmology and their implications for experiments/observations.