Symmetries, Groups and Extended Gauge Theories (SS-2018)

Lecture notes can be downloaded here (pdf)


Place: 30.22 Physik-Horsaal Nr. 3 (Kl. HS A)

Time: TUE 09:45-11:15 h and WED 14:00-15:30 h.

Start: TUE 17.4. 2018.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Nierste


Place: Building 30.23, classroom 11/12 (11th floor)

Time: MON 17:30 - 19:00 h

Start: MON 23. 4. 2018

Assistant: Dr. Ivan Nisandzic


Study rank: Master physics or graduate school KSETA.

ECTS-points: 12 for lectures and exercises.

Certificate of achievement: Presentations of the solutions to the exercise problems.

Recommended for: Students with prerequisite knowledge of Quantum mechanics I.


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