University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Wednesday, October 19th 2016
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 110
Speaker: Alberto Alvarado
Subject: Renormalization-group approach to interacting fermions

I will review the basic concepts of the Renormalization Group following the review paper by Shankar. Specifically, I will define what is renormalization, the concept of a fixed point, and show a sample calculation for a complex scalar field in 4 dimensions. The goal is to build the conceptual understanding needed for more complicated systems.

References: R. Shankar, Renormalization-group approach to interacting fermions. Rev. Mod. Phys. 66, 129 (1994).

The weekly calendar is also available via subscription to the physics-announce mailing list, and by RSS feed.