PH469 Direct Reading in Physics: Summer, 2020

This is only for advanced undergrate students approved by the instructor. If you are interested in this course, please contact the instructor

Day and Time: Wed. 1:00PM-3:00PM
Room: ZOOM
Instructor: Dr. Ryoichi Kawai
phone: (205) 934-3931
Office Hour: Wed. 12:30-1:30pm
Course Website:

Required Textbook

Holographics Entanglement Entropy
by M Rangamani and T Takayanagi
Springer, 2017

Course Schedule (To be filled.)

Month/Day Tutor Topics Notes
Jun 10 R. Kawai Review of QFT and CFT Refs 1, 2
Jun 17 P. Orman Entanglement in QFT: Part I 2.1, 2.2, 2.5
Jun 24 P. Orman Entanglement in QFT: Part II 2.3, 2.4
Jun 31 1
Jul 01 1
Jul 08 1
Jul 15 1
Jul 22 1
Jul 29 1
Aug 05 1
  1. T. Lancaster and S. J. Blundell: Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur Ch. 1, 5-7.
  2. J. D. Qualls: "Lectures on Conformal Field Theory" (2016), arXiv:1511.04074

About Instructor

I am available to meet with you virtually via Zoom by appointment during my virtual office hours shown below. Please make an appointment via email.

Dr. Ryoichi Kawai

Virtual Office Hour: Wed. 12:30-1:30pm
Tel: (205) 934-3931
Fax: (205) 934-8042
(My PGP public key)


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