A crash course in classical and quantum fields

Location: 
M200
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Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Friday until Tue Aug 23 2011 .
Fri, 05/08/2011 - 12:00 - 13:00
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Tue, 09/08/2011 - 12:00 - 13:00
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Fri, 12/08/2011 - 12:00 - 13:00
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Tue, 16/08/2011 - 12:00 - 13:00
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Fri, 19/08/2011 - 12:00 - 13:00
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Tue, 23/08/2011 - 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 
Jeff Murugan

I will give a series of about 6 lectures reviewing (or introducing) some basic ideas from classical field theory and outlining how to (canonically) quantize scalar, vector and tensor fields. The latter two serve as toy models for Quantum Electrodynamics and Quantum Gravity. The lectures are pitched at the honours level and assume not much more than a working knowledge of quantum mechanics.