# Teaching

**Quantum Field Theory**** **

**Fall 2016 & Spring 2017**

Instructor:

Professor Jared Kaplan

Office: Bloomberg 457

Office hours: by appointment

TA: Nikhil Anand (nikhil_anand@jhu.edu)

This is a graduate QFT course. The first semester covers basic lattice phonon models and their continuum field theory limit, canonical quantization, implications of Lorentz invariance, effective field theory, quantization and Feynman rules for scalars, renormalization and RG flows, and the basics of scalar and spinor QED. In the second semester we will have further discussions of QED, Wilsonian renormalization, continuous global and gauge symmetries, Nambu-Goldstone bosons and the spontaneous breaking of global symmetries, the Higgs mechanism, the standard model, and anomalies.

**Prerequisites: **An excellent understanding of undergraduate physics, especially Quantum Mechanics.

**Course Schedule:** Tuesday & Thursday at 1:30 PM in Bloomberg 361

**Course Materials:** The course notes will be periodically updated; this document also includes some discussion of background and other references. The main textbook is Schwartz’s Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model.

**Assignments: **There are biweekly problem sets and a take home final / problem set at the end of the course.

Fall Problem Sets: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Spring Problem Sets: 1 2 3 4 5

**Advanced Particle Physics: AdS/CFT**** **

**Fall 2013 and 2015**

This was a course on AdS/CFT from the point of view of Effective Field Theory and the Conformal Bootstrap, along with some other more advanced topics.

**Course Materials:** The course is based on my AdS/CFT Course Notes. Lectures on the conformal bootstrap by Slava Rychkov and David Simmons-Duffin provide very useful background material.

**Assignments: **Biweekly problem sets and student presentations at the end of the course.