School of 2016

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Twentysecond School: Wolfersdorf, 05. – 16.09.2016

funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation
33 students from institutions 20 participated

Lecture Program:

C.M. Bender
(Washington University, St. Louis)
Convergent and divergent series in physics
G. Barnich
(Université Libre de Bruxelles)
BV quantization
E. Poppitz
(University of Toronto)
Confinement, Yang-Mills, and super-Yang-Mills
S. Weinzierl
(Universität Mainz)
Scattering amplitudes
A. Vichi
(CERN Genève)
Conformal bootstrap

The instruction language is English.
Some lecture notes may appear later and will be made available here

Recommended Literature:


  • Carl M. Bender, Steven A. Orszag: Advanced mathematical methods for scientists and engineers, Springer, 1999, ch. 7 & 8
  • J.C. Le Guillou, Jean Zinn-Justin (eds.): Large-order behaviour of perturbation theory, Noth-Holland, 1990, pp. 41-57


  • Marc Henneaux, Claudio Teitelboim: Quantization of Gauge Systems, Princeton University Press, 1992
  • Andrea Fuster, Marc Henneaux, Axel Maas: BRST-antifield quantization: a short review, International journal of geometric methods in modern physics 2 (2005) 939-964, hep-th/0506098
  • Steven Weinberg: The Quantum Theory of Fields. Vol. 2: Modern Applications, Cambridge University Press, 1996
  • Glenn Barnich, Friedemann Brandt, Marc Henneaux: Local BRST cohomology in gauge theories, Phys. Rept. 338 (2000) 439-569, hep-th/0002245


  • Erich Poppitz: school notes [pdf] (pre-school literature on page one!)


  • Lance Dixon: Calculating scattering amplitudes efficiently, hep-ph/9601359
  • Henriette Elvang, Yu-tin Huang: Scattering amplitudes, arXiv:1308.1697


  • David Simmons-Duffin: TASI lectures on the conformal bootstrap, arXiv:1602.07982 [hep-th]
  • Slava Rychkov: EPFL lectures on conformal field theory in D>=3, arXiv:1601.05000 [hep-th]
  • Joshua D. Qualls: Lectures on conformal field theory, arXiv:1511.04074 [hep-th]

The poster of the school of 2016.