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Learning seminar on quantum field theory and BV formalism

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C. Blohmann, Y. Frégier and M. Schiavina
Don, 2018-04-05 10:15 - Don, 2018-05-31 18:04
MPIM Seminar Room


The aim of this learning seminar is two fold 

1) give a gentle introduction to the basics of quantum field theory (path integral, n-point functions and Wick theorem, Feynman diagrams, gauge fixing and BRST cohomology),

2) present some recent progress related to the BV and BF-BFV formalisms.

We will cover the first part in April and the second one in May.



Every Thursday morning from 10:15 till 12:00 with a 15 minutes break at 11:00


Plan of the talks :


speaker : Rigel Juarez

Program : Polyak section 1.1-2.3. Preliminaries on classical and quantum field theories, Feynman diagrams in finite dimension (n-point functions and Wick theorem)




speaker : Danica Kosanovic

Program : Polyak section 2.4-2.10. Adding a potential, cubic potential, general Feynman graphs, weights for graphs, free energy.



speaker : Alessandro Giacchetto







References :

Déformation, Quantification, Théorie de Lie Alberto Cattaneo - Bernhard Keller - Charles Torossian - Alain Bruguières Panoramas et Synthèses 20 (2005)

M. Polyak, Feynman diagrams for pedestrians and mathematicians, Proc. Symp. Pure Math. 73:15-42,2005

This is a twin seminar to a seminar going on in Paris, some additional material can be found at



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