Lec # | topics | subtopics | key dates |
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1-3 | Introduction to Effective Field Theory (EFT), Standard Model Review | CKM Matrix, SM as an EFT, Relevant and Irrelevant Operators, Field Redefinitions, Wilsonian and Gell-Mann Low Renormalization Group, Neutrinos | |

4 | EFT Basics | QCD Handout, Regularization and Renormalization, Decoupling Theorem, Mass Independent Schemes, Matching and Running | Problem set 1 due |

5-7 | 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 |

8-9 | Chiral Perturbation Theory | Chiral Symmetry, Power Counting, Pion Processes, Weak Kaon Decays, Electromagnetic Interactions, Processes with Heavy Baryons/Mesons | Problem set 3 due |

10-16 | 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 |

17-18 | 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 |

19-20 | Non-Relativistic 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 |

22-27 | Soft-Collinear 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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