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13  Introduction to Effective Field Theory (EFT), Standard Model Review  CKM Matrix, SM as an EFT, Relevant and Irrelevant Operators, Field Redefinitions, Wilsonian and GellMann Low Renormalization Group, Neutrinos  
4  EFT Basics  QCD Handout, Regularization and Renormalization, Decoupling Theorem, Mass Independent Schemes, Matching and Running  Problem set 1 due 
57  EFT for Massive Particles  Integrating out the Top, W, Z, Matching and Decoupling, Electroweak Hamiltonian, Flavor Changing Neutral Currents, Renormalization of 4 Quark Operators, CP Violation  Problem set 2 due 
89  Chiral Perturbation Theory  Chiral Symmetry, Power Counting, Pion Processes, Weak Kaon Decays, Electromagnetic Interactions, Processes with Heavy Baryons/Mesons  Problem set 3 due 
1016  Heavy Quark Effective Theory  Degrees of Freedom, Heavy Quark Symmetry, Construction of Lagrangian and Currents, Perturbative and Power Corrections, Vcb and Form Factors, Operator Product Expansion for Inclusive Decays  Problem set 4 due 
1718  ChPT for Matter Fields, EFT with a Fine Tuning  Processes with Heavy Baryons/Mesons, NN Effective Field Theory with a Large Scattering Length  Problem set 5 due 
1920  NonRelativistic QCD  Degrees of Freedom, Velocity Power Counting, Multipole Expansion, Static Potential, Lamb Shifts and Hyperfine Splittings, Velocity Renormalization Group  Problem set 6 due 
21  Prelude to SCET  Factorization and IR Divergences in Quantum Field Theory  Problem set 7 due 
2227  SoftCollinear Effective Theory  Collinear Fields and Operators, Symmetries, Power Counting, Factorization, Color Transparency, Summing Double Logarithms, Deep Inelastic Scattering, Meson Form Factors, B Decays into Light Hadrons  Problem set 8, 9 due 
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