Quantum Fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale by Michael KachelriessQuantum Fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale by Michael Kachelriess

Quantum Fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale

byMichael Kachelriess

Hardcover | November 1, 2017

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This book introduces quantum field theory, together with its most important applications to cosmology and astroparticle physics, in a coherent framework. The path integral approach is employed right from the start, and the use of Green functions and generating functionals is illustrated firstin quantum mechanics and then in scalar field theory. Massless spin one and two fields are discussed on an equal footing, and gravity is presented as a gauge theory in close analogy with the Yang-Mills case. Concepts relevant to modern research such as helicity methods, effective theories,decoupling, or the stability of the electroweak vacuum are introduced. Various applications such as topological defects, dark matter, baryogenesis, processes in external gravitational fields, inflation and black holes help students to bridge the gap between undergraduate courses and the researchliterature.
Michael Kachelriess is Professor of Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. After receiving his PhD from Ruhr University at Bochum in 1996, he held fellowships at Gran Sasso National Laboratory, the University of Valencia, the Theory Division of CERN, and the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munic...
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Title:Quantum Fields: From the Hubble to the Planck ScaleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:548 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:November 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198802870

ISBN - 13:9780198802877

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Table of Contents

1. Classical Mechanics2. Quantum Mechanics3. Free Scalar Field4. Scalar Field with Lambda phi 4 Interaction5. Global Symmetries and Noether's Theorom6. Space-time Symmetries7. Spin-1 and Spin-2 Fields8. Fermions and the Dirac Equation9. Scattering Processes10. Gauge Theories11. Renormalisation I: Perturbation Theory12. Renormalisation II: Improving Perturbation Theory13. Symmetries and Symmetry Breaking14. GSW Model of Electroweak Interactions15. Thermal Field Theory16. Phase Transitions and Topological Defects17. Anomalies, Instantons and Axions18. Hadrons, Partons and QCD19. Gravity as a Gauge Theory20. Cosmological Models for a Homogeneous, Isotropic Universe21. Thermal Relics22. Baryogenesis23. Quantum Fields in Curved Space-Time24. Inflation25. Black Holes26. Cosmological Constant