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From quantum mechanics to quantum field theory

Grant number: 16/18947-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Enrico Bertuzzo
Grantee:Fernanda Hüller Nascimento
Host Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

In this project we will study what are the problems related with a relativistic formulation of quantum mechanics and we will take them as a motivation for the study of Quantum Field Theory. Starting with the basic knowledge of classical field theory, we will explore how relativistic lagrangians are written (taking electromagnetism as a case of study) and we will then move to the canonical quantization of a field theory. As a final example, we will study in detail the QED case. (AU)

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