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Introduction to the Functional RG and Applications to Gauge Theories

  • Holger GiesEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 852)

Abstract

This lecture course is intended to fill the gap between graduate courses on quantum field theory and specialized reviews or forefront-research articles on functional renormalization group approaches to quantum field theory and gauge theories.

Keywords

Renormalization Group Flow Equation Landau Gauge Wave Function Renormalization Gluon Mass 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

It is a great pleasure to thank A. Schwenk and J. Polonyi for organizing the ECT\(\ast \) school and for creating such a stimulating atmosphere. I am particularly grateful to the students for their active participation, critical questions and detailed discussions which have left their traces in these lecture notes. I would like to thank J. Braun, C.S. Fischer, J. Jaeckel, J.M. Pawlowski, and C. Wetterich for pleasant and fruitful collaborations on some of the topics presented here, and for numerous intense discussions, some essence of which has condensed into these lecture notes. Critical remarks on the manuscript by J. Braun, M. Ghasemkhani, J.M. Pawlowski, and A. Wipf are gratefully acknowledged. This work was supported by the DFG Gi 328/1-3 (Emmy-Noether program).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theoretisch-Physikalisches InstitutFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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