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
Lecture Videos
Lecture Notes
Problem Sets
Topic map with titles of general and specific areas of physics.
Example Effective Field Theories derived from Quantum Field Theory. (Image by Iain Stewart)