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Quantum Fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale

Michael Kachelriess


This book introduces quantum field theory, together with its most important applications to cosmology and astroparticle physics, in a coherent framework. The path-integral approach is employed right from the start, and the use of Green functions and generating functionals is illustrated first in quantum mechanics and then in scalar field theory. Massless spin one and two fields are discussed on an equal footing, and gravity is presented as a gauge theory in close analogy with the Yang–Mills case. Concepts relevant to modern research such as helicity methods, effective theories, decoupling, or ... More

Keywords: quantum field theory, standard model, particle physics, general relativity, cosmology, astroparticle physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198802877
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Kachelriess, author
Professor of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology