Supporting physics teaching and research in Latin America
Physics Without Frontiers (PWF) and PhysicsLatam are pleased to offer the Quantum Field Theory I course, which aims to provide senior undergraduate and graduate students in Latin America with advanced knowledge in Quantum Field Theory. The course will be taught online from September 2023 to January 2024 by Daniel Galviz YMSC (Tsinghua University, CN) and ICTS (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, IN).
The course is open to students from all Latin America, and every student who passes the course will receive an ICTP-PWF certificate. In addition, students from the University of Los Andes (ULA) will receive unit credits in their respective transcripts.
Throughout the course, students will engage with other students from different universities in Latin America to study a range of topics in theoretical physics, including Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Electrodynamics, and Gauge Theories. Students will have the opportunity to solve weekly assignments on these topics and participate in online discussions.
To further enhance the learning experience, the course will feature a series of guest speakers who will deliver short lectures on the applications of Quantum Field Theory to different fields such as Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Math, string theory, etc. A follow up QFT II course will be offered from March to July 2024.
The application procedure for the Quantum Field Theory I course will be open from July 1st to August 31st, 2023.
Goals and Deliverables
- Help students in Latin America to gain advanced knowledge in particle Physics and Standard Model
- Provide students with an opportunity to engage with other students from different universities in Latin America
- Enable students to solve weekly assignments on advanced topics in theoretical physics
- Mentor top-performing students without MSc./Ph.D. to pursue studies abroad by providing advice and recommendations about scholarships at international programs
For more information and updates on the Quantum Field Theory I course, please visit our website
Juan Maldacena (Institute of Advanced Studies, USA)
Fiona Burnell (University of Minnesota, USA)
R. Loganayagam ( ICTS- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, IN)
Catherine Cannizzo (UC- Riverside, USA)
Sofia Di Gennaro (Yangzhou University, CN)
Lecturer and project coordinator
Daniel Galviz, YMSC (Tsinghua University) & ICTS (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, IN)