8.851 | Spring 2013 | Graduate

Effective Field Theory

Course Description

Effective field theory is a fundamental framework to describe physical systems with quantum field theory. Part I of this course covers common tools used in effective theories. Part II is an in depth study of the Soft-Collinear Effective Theory (SCET), an effective theory for hard interactions in collider physics.

Course Info

Learning Resource Types
theaters Lecture Videos
notes Lecture Notes
assignment Problem Sets
group_work Projects
Topic map with titles of general and specific areas of physics.
Example Effective Field Theories derived from Quantum Field Theory. (Image by Iain Stewart)