William Hicks, a grad student in Physics, writes:
This semester, graduate students from a wide range of departments will be coming together to study quantum field theory (QFT) as part of the interdisciplinary IGERT program. QFT is a subject whose mathematical underpinnings crop up in a wide range of seemingly unrelated fields, and the study group hopes to take advantage of the varied backgrounds of its members. Mathematicians in the group can help provide mathematical rigor, while physicists can help supply the physical intuition for many of the otherwise abstruse corners of the subject. Students from other disciplines will be able to broaden the discussion by showing how some of the techniques discussed also show up in their fields.
The study group will meet from noon to 1:00 every Wednesday in Goldsmith 226. All are welcome!