**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Bldg

**Office Hours: ** Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 am

**Course Meets: **Mondays Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:18 pm, Physics Research Bldg, room M2015. **(Note that the room is different from the one provided by the Registrar!)**

**Grader:** Anastasios Taliotis

***** First Class Meets March 29, 2010 *****

***** There will be no classes on Wednesday, March 31, Monday, Wednesday May 10, 12, and Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - I'll be out of town. We will schedule makeup classes as needed. **

***** There will be makeup classes on Fridays May 14, 28, 10:30 am - 12:18 pm, and on Wednesday, June 9, 10:30 am - 12:18 pm. The same room M2015 as always. **

**Spring quarter:**After tying come loose ends from Renormalization topic left over from last quarter, I will try to cover the following material:- Functional integration
- Non-Abelian gauge theories, their quantization, Faddeev-Popov ghosts
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD): QCD Feynman rules, QCD beta-function, asymptotic freedom, e^+e^- annihilation.
- Parton model of Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS), hadronic collisions and jet production
- DGLAP evolution equations
- If time allows we will cover some other special topics on demand, probably from the following list: quantum anomalies, instantons and other topological objects in field theory, small-x physics and parton saturation, Electroweak theory - the choice is up to you guys

- M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder - An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory, Google Books

- L. H. Ryder - Quantum Field Theory, Google Books
- C. Itzykson and J.-B. Zuber - Quantum Field Theory, Google Books
- P. Ramond - Field theory: a modern primer, Google Books
- S. Weinberg - The Quantum Theory of Fields, Google Books volume 1, volume 2, volume 3
- G. Sterman - An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Google Books

- Regularization and Renormalization (continued from last quarter)
- Functional Integral Quantization
- Non-Abelian Gauge Theories
- Parton Model and Deep Inelastic Scattering

(Solutions are password protected, they are for the use of OSU students and faculty only: if you are an OSU student or a faculty member and are interested in accessing them please write to me.)

- HW 1 (due Wednesday, April 14) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Wednesday, April 28) -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Friday, May 14) -- Solution 3
- HW 4 (due Monday, June 7) -- Solution 4

Yuri Kovchegov