Professor Manuel Drees
I am Professor for Theoretical Particle and Astro-Particle
Physics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universtät Bonn.
SS 04: Theoretical Astro-Particle Physics
WS 04/05: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 05: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
Seminar on Advanced Topics in
Particle and Quantum Field Theory
WS 05/06: On sabbatical leave
SS 06: Astro-Particle Physics (together with
Prof. Peter Schneider)
Seminar on Relativistic Quantum Field Theory (together with
Prof. Hans-Peter Nilles).
WS 06/07: Theoretische Physik 1
SS 07: Theoretische Physik 2b
WS 07/08: Collider Physics
SS 08: Astro-Particle Physics (together with
Prof. Uli Klein)
WS 08/09: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 09: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
WS 09/10: Collider Physics
SS 10: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics;
Seminar on Astroparticle Physics (together with Prof. Marek Kowalski).
WS 10/11: On sabbatical leave
SS 11: Theoretische Physik 1
Seminar on Astroparticle Physics (together with Prof. Marek Kowalski).
WS 11/12: Theoretische Physik 2
SS 12: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
WS 12/13: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 13: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
Seminar on Astroparticle Physics (together with Prof. Marek Kowalski).
WS 13/14: Physics of the Higgs Particle
SS 14: Theoretische Physik 3: Quantenmechanik
WS 14/15: Advanced Quantum Theory
Seminar on Hunting Physics beyond the Standard Model (with Profs. Dreiner,
Hanhart, Krewald, Luu and Wirzba)
SS 15: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
WS 15/16: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 16: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
WS 16/17: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
SS 17: Theoretische Physik 1
Seminar on Quantum Field Theory (with profs. Dreiner and Nilles)
WS 17/18: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 18: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
Seminar on Evidence for Physics beyond the SM (with profs. Dreiner and Nilles)
WS18/19: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 19: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
WS19/20: Theoretische Physik 2
SS 20: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
Seminar on Advanced Topics in
Quantum Field Theory (with profs. Dreiner and Kubis)
WS20/21: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
WS 21/22: Advanced Quantum Theory
WS 21/22:
Advanced Quantum Theory (physics606)
- Time and Place :
Monday, 12:15 to 14:00, and Wednesday, 13:15 to 14:00, both
times HS 1, PI (i.e., in the big lecture hall inside the PI).
- First Lecture: October 11, 2021.
- Last Lecture: February 2, 2022.
- Tutorials:
Main organiser: Rahul Mehra (rmehra "at" physik.uni-bonn.de).
Tutors:
Armindokht Afsharipour (s6arafsh "at" uni-bonn.de)
Rishabh Bubna (rishabh.bubna12 "at" gmail.com)
Mohamed Ghoneim (s6moghon "at" uni-bonn.de)
Anubhav Gupta (anubhav1201.gupta "at" outlook.com)
Fiona Ann Jolly (s6fiannj "at" uni-bonn.de)
Aristotelis Koutsikos (s6arkout "at" uni-bonn.de)
Yong Sheng Koay (s6yokoay "at" uni-bonn.de)
Mritunjay Tyagi (s6mrtyag "at" uni-bonn.de)
Murillo Vellasco (murillovellasco "at" gmail.com)
First session : In the second week of classes.
The homework problems can be found
here.
They will also be handed out in class every Monday; the solutions
of last week's problems will also be collected in the break of the Monday
class, so please bring your solutions with you!
The figures shown on the projector during class can be
found here.
First exam: Monday, February 14, 9:00 to 12:00,
in the WP Lecture Hall.
Second exam: Monday, March 28, 9:00 to 12:00,
in the WP Lecture Hall.
Zoom link for the lecture:
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Passcode: 167047
One tap mobile:
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Please note that this link will be active only during class time (Mondays
between 12 o'clock noon and 2 p.m., Wednesdays between 1 and 2 p.m.), although
for technical reasons you can enter any time (Zoom doesn't seem to allow
scheduling a recurring meeting with two different times slots per week).
Corona rules: The lecture will be held in person in the lecture hall;
it will simultaneously be streamed via the above Zoom link.
Only people who have been vaccinated against CoViD-19, can prove to
have recovered from it, or can show a negative CoViD-19 test that is
not older than 48 hours, will be allowed into the lecture hall.
(This includes myself: I received my second shot of vaccine in
mid-August.) Note that only people who received a vaccine that is
admitted in Germany count as vaccinated; currently these are four
vaccines, developed by AstraZeneca, Biontech/Pfizer,
Johnson&Johnson and Moderna. This means that people who received
a vaccine developed in China, Russia or elsewhere currently do not
count as vaccinated. (Fortunately students who were vaccinated with
a different vaccine can still be tested for free, at least until the
end of this year. Most people will have to pay for their tests
starting October 11.) I therefore urge you to get vaccinated with
one of the four vaccines listed above asap! (Getting vaccinated
is now very easy in Germany; there are many places where you can get
vaccinated for free without first having to make an appointment. I
don't know how easy it is to get into Germany right now if you're
not vaccinated, though.)
Two tutors will check at the two entrances of the lecture hall that only
people who are vaccinated or tested enter the hall. Please have your
certificate ready when entering the lecture hall; we accept both
paper and electronic certificates (the latter on your phone).
Please note that you need to wear a face mask inside all university
buildings. Once you've reached your place in the lecture hall, you may
(but need not) take off your mask.
Note also that exactly the same rules apply to the in-person tutorials.
People who manage to enter
the lecture hall, or tutorial room, although they are neither vaccinated,
recovered or tested can be fined up to 25,000 Euro.
Tutorials will take place either purely online or purely in-person, the latter
being the preferred option. There will nevertheless be at least one purely
online group. The other groups will not be streamed or anything, although
you can of course contact your tutor (e.g. with physics questions) by e-mail.
Note that this is the current state of planning. If the number of CoViD patients
admitted to hospital rises dramatically, further restrictions may be imposed;
on the other hand, Denmark -- our neighbour to the North -- just lifted all
CoViD restrictions.
From October 18 you'll have to opportunity to get a plastic ID card with your
photo and an RFID chip, which certifies that your vaccinated or recovered.
(I'll get such a card as well.) This will speed up the checking at the
entrances, and at the same time make it more secure (because of the photo).
The online material will (mostly) be provided via eCampus, so please
register for this course on the eCampus system! (You need a login ID from
our university for this end, which in turn you can get only after enrolling
here.)
Moreover, if you want to attend the online tutorial, please sign up on eCampus
for that as well; alternatively, sign up for one of the in-person time slots.
Note that you can only join either an in-person or an online tutorial group.
Depending on the number of students who sign up for the online option, there
might be several such groups.
Only students who have done at least 50% of the homework of this class
will be admitted to the final exam! The solution need not be perfected
in order to be counted, but you must have made a serious attempt at least.
Up to two people (but no more!) may sign one set of solutions. However, it is
crucial that all students do in fact work on these problems themselves;
otherwise the chance of passing the final exam is close to nil. Note also
that you will be expected to present your solution to the other members in
your tutorial group, at the request of the tutor.
The lecture is aimed at first year Master students, as well as advanced
Bachelor students who have already taken the class on introductory quantum
mechanics. Bonner Studierenden, die sich für Theorie interessieren,
wird empfohlen, die AQT bereits im 5. Semester zu hören, sodass im
6. Semester die QFT1 belegt werden kann; dies erleichtert den Zugang zum
Material der einführenden Theorie-Vorlesungen im Master Studium.
Outline:
1) Review of Quantum Mechanics
2) Transformations and Symmetries
3) Path integrals
4) Time dependent perturbation theory
5) Scattering theory
6) Second quantisation
7) Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Literature:
Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics , is a modern, single volume
treatment, starting from the basics, with emphasis on the path integral
formulation.
Schwabl, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, (auch auf Deutsch erhältlich)
treats many-body systems and relativistic wave equations, but does not use the
path integral. Time dependent perturbation theory and scattering theory are
treated in the book Quanumtum Mechanics by the same author.
Volumes 3 and 4 of the series by Landau and Lifshitz give a very
comprehensive treatment of the material, at a quite advanced level (but not
using path integrals).
Schiff, Quantum Mechanics , is another, somewhat older, comprehensive
treatment of the field, which however does not treat path integrals.
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics is also treated in the introductory chapters of
many text books on quantum field theory.
Master and Doctoral Theses
Please contact me directly regarding possible topics.
I expect a Master thesis to contain new, previously unknown, scientific
results. So far nearly all Bonn Diploma and Master theses in my group have led
to journal publications. While I am (nearly) always available for questions and
discussions, I generally encourage students to work as independently as
possible. In particular, students who have their own idea about a Master topic
are very welcome, if it falls in my area of expertise.
If you are interested, please contact me directly for further information. I
also encourage you to talk to some of the other members
of my group before committing yourself.
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