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Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Anton Rebhan

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TEACHING

Eine komplette Liste aller meiner im laufenden Studienjahr angekündigten Lehrveranstaltungen findet sich in der Institutsliste

Hier zu finden:

(Wie die Vorlesungen selbst, in einem bunten Gemisch aus Englisch und Deutsch:)

SS 2014

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für fundamentale Wechselwirkungen II

PR (132.074)

Vorbesprechung 
Donnerstag 7.3.2014, 14:15 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG


Topic 2013/14 
Supersymmetrie

Quantenfeldtheorie und Symmetrien II

VO (136.041), wird wenn gewünscht in Englisch gehalten

Beginn 
Dienstag 4.3.2014, 16:00, SEM 136, FH 10.OG
Termin 
Dienstags, 16:00-17:30, SEM 136, FH 10.OG
Topic 
Introduction to non-Abelian gauge theories

Empfohlene Literatur:


WS 2013/14

Elektrodynamik II

VO (136.018)

Diese Lehrveranstaltung hat nun eine eigene Homepage: http://www.itp.tuwien.ac.at/EDII


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für fundamentale Wechselwirkungen 1

PR (132.071)

Vorbesprechung 
Donnerstag 3.10.2013, 14:15 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG


Topic 2013/14 
Supersymmetrie



Quantenfeldtheorie und Symmetrien I

VO (136.014), wird in Englisch gehalten

Beginn 
Dienstag 8.10.2011, 09:00 Uhr (pktl.) 11:00 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG
Termin 
Dienstags, 09:15-10:45, SEM 136, FH 10.OG
Topic 
Introduction to non-Abelian gauge theories
Prerequisites 
Introduction to QED oder QFTI

Empfohlene Literatur:


SS 2013

Einführung in die Quantenfeldtheorie II

Termin 
Di 16:00-17:30 Seminarraum 136 (FH 10. Stock)
Änderungen:
Di, 18.6. entfällt die Vorlesung
Di, 25.6. Vorlesung 14:15-15:45
Beginn 
Di 12.3.2013

Empfohlene Literatur:

Vorlesung folgt weitgehend Buch von Srednicki, aber mit Konventionen aus VO Introduction to QED (weitgehend gleich mit Peskin/Schröder)!

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für fundamentale Wechselwirkungen 2

PR (132.074)

Vorbesprechung 
Donnerstag 7.3.2013, 14:15 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG


Topic 2012/13 
Current topics in quantum field theory

WS 2012/13

Einführung in die Quantenfeldtheorie I

Termin 
Mo 10:15-11:45 Seminarraum 138C (FH 9. Stock)
Beginn 
Mo 8.10.2012
Schriftlicher Test 
Mo 11.3.2013 16:00-17:00 SEM136 (FH 10. Stock)

Empfohlene Literatur:

Vorlesung folgt weitgehend Buch von Srednicki, aber mit Konventionen aus VO Introduction to QED (weitgehend gleich mit Peskin/Schröder)!

Hausaufgabenanrechnung (pdf file)


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für fundamentale Wechselwirkungen 1

PR (132.071)

Vorbesprechung 
Donnerstag 4.10.2011, 14:15 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG


Topic 2012/13 
Current topics in quantum field theory

SS 2012

VU Elektrodynamik I

siehe EDI


Quantenfeldtheorie und Symmetrien II

VO (136.041), wird in Englisch gehalten

Vorbesprechung 
Dienstag 6.3.2012, 16:00 Uhr (pktl.), SEM 136, FH 10.OG
Prerequisites 
Quantenfeldtheorie und Symmetrien I

Empfohlene Literatur:


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für fundamentale Wechselwirkungen 2

PR (132.074)

Termin 
dienstags, 16:00-17:30 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG
Topic 2011/12 
String theory
Literatur 
B. Zwiebach, A First Course in String Theory



Projektarbeiten

135.027 PrA Teilchenphysik 
Spezielle Probleme der theoretischen Teilchenphysik (gemeinsam mit Dr. Andreas Ipp)
136.023 PrA Thermal Field Theory 
Quark-Gluon-Plasmaphysik, Materie unter extremen Bedingungen (gemeinsam mit Doz. Andreas Schmitt)

Previous semesters

Below you can find information on and material for lectures of past semesters. Some material pertaining to much older lectures can still be found at my (now obsoleted) old official home page.



Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics (SS 2010)

Termin 
Mo 10:00-11:30 SEM 136, FH 10. OG (Besprechung der Hausübungen im Anschluss an die Vorlesung)
QED Lecture notes 
(postscript file, 890KB) (pdf file, 581KB) (Englisch, 81 pp.)
Erhältlich in Spiralbindung im Sekretariat des Institutes um 5 €
Prüfungen 
mündlich, Termine jederzeit nach Vereinbarung (z.B. per E-mail an rebhana at tph.tuwien dot ac dot at)
Hausaufgaben 
bei Abgabe von 2/3 der (freiwilligen) wöchentlichen Hausaufgaben wird eine Grundnote für die LVA ermittelt, die auf Wunsch durch eine mündliche Prüfung aufgebessert werden kann;
Abgabe der Hausaufgaben und unmittelbarer feedback im Anschluss an die Vorlesung der Folgewoche
Bei Grundnote 1 wird das Zeugnis automatisch ausgestellt, bei allen anderen erst nach evt. mündlicher Prüfung bzw. erklärtem Verzicht darauf (z.B. per e-mail an rebhana @ tph.tuwien.ac.at)
Hausaufgabenbewertung (pdf file)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für fundamentale Wechselwirkungen 2 (SS 2009)

TUWIS Eintrag

Termin 
Donnerstag, 14:00-15:30 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG
Topic 
Fortsetzung von AGFW 1 (s.u.)

Presentations (dates are lower bounds and will be updated when we get delayed)

Topic Speaker Date
Witten prescription and 3-point function calculation Nils-Ole Walliser 19.03.09
Holographic renormalization Daniel Grumiller 26.03.09
3d gravity Daniel Grumiller 02.04.09
Flavor in AdS/CFT Stefan Stricker 30.04.09
Holographic superfluiditiy Andreas Schmitt 28.05.09
Colliding shock waves in AdS5 Max Attems 04.06.09
Finite temperature in AdS/CFT Dionysis Triantafyllopoulos 25.06.09

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für fundamentale Wechselwirkungen 1 (WS 2008/09)

TUWIS Eintrag

Termin 
Donnerstag, 14:00-15:30 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG
Topic 2008/09 
Gauge/gravity duality
Through the Anti-deSitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence of Maldacena and in other conjectured gauge/gravity dualities, the thermodynamics of gauge theories at strong coupling is mapped to the thermodynamics of BHs in 5-dimensional AdS space. The deconfinement transition in quantum chromodynamics is related to the Hawking-Page phase transition on the gravitational side. Matter degrees of freedom are described by additional D-branes embedded in this background geometry, and several quantities of phenomenological interest have been worked out already: shear viscosity, thermalization times, meson spectra, energy loss and jet quenching parameters.

Literature (with links to PS or PDF files from arxiv.org)

Presentations (dates are lower bounds and will be updated when we get delayed)

Topic Speaker Date
Elements of QFT and gauge theory Dominik Steineder 23.10.08
Basics of supersymmetry David Burke 30.10.08
String theory actions and spectra Christoph Mayrhofer 6.11.08
CFT and D-branes Alexander Noll 20.11.08
Basics of GR; AdS Stefan Stricker 4.12.08
Basics of supergravity Dionysis Triantafyllopoulos 11.12.08
Black holes and p-branes Andreas Schmitt 18.12.08
AdS-CFT correspondence Maria Schimpf 15.1.09


Antrittsvorlesung

Öffentliche Antrittsvorlesung "Quark-Gluon-Plasmaphysik": Mo., 2. Juni 2008, 17:00 Freihaus HS 5 (2. Stock, grüner Bereich)


Elektrodynamik I (SS 2008)

VU (136.015) gemeinsam mit Doz. Herbert Balasin und Tutoren

Diese Lehrveranstaltung hat nun eine eigene Homepage: http://www.itp.tuwien.ac.at/EDI


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für fundamentale Wechselwirkungen 2 (SS 2008)

Termin 
Donnerstag, 14:15-15:45 Uhr, SEM 136, FH 10.OG

Terminänderung: Der Termin für die AG am Do., den 17.4. ist auf 9:45-11:15 im Seminarraum 138C (9. Stock!) vorverlegt!

Thema 
Phasenstruktur der Quantenchromodynamik (Buch von J.B.Kogut & M.A.Stephanov: The Phases of Quantum Chromodynamics)

Elektrodynamik und Relativitätstheorie VO (SS 2007)

Vorlesungsfolien (kapitelweise als PDF-files)

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIV, XV.

Vorlesungsskriptum

7. Aufl. erhältlich im Sekretariat E136 (10.OG) zum Preis von 10 €; oder on-line als PDF files
Nicht vorgetragen und daher auch nicht Prüfungsstoff: Kap. IV.2.C, VI.2.D, VI.4, X.1.A, XIII, XIV.4, XVI [NB: (XVI.29) schon in Kap. XI]

Ergänzende Literaturempfehlungen etc.


Prüfungen

Modus und Termine: unter Exams#Prof._A._Rebhan

Thermische Quantenfeldtheorie (SS 2007)

Geänderter Vorlesungstermin: Mittwoch SEM 136 (10.OG) 16:00-17:30

Ausnahme: Die Vorlesung vom Mi., den 20.6. wird auf Di., den 19.6. vorverlegt.

(Bits of) Lecture Notes (postscript files):

  1. Orders of magnitude in ultrarelativistic plasma physics (28K)
  2. Basic formulae of statistical quantum mechanics (28 K)
  3. Elementary modelling of the QCD phase transition (1.7M)
  4. Many-particle propagators (96K)
  5. Many-particle propagators for a scalar field theory (34K)
  6. Perturbation theory at zero vs. nonzero temperature (36K)
  7. Imaginary-time (Matsubara) formalism (34K)
  8. Real-time (Keldysh) formalism (38K)
  9. Decay and creation rates (21K)
  10. Gauge theories at finite T (50K)
  11. Linear response in gauge theories at finite T (53K)
  12. Fermionic quasi-particles (42K)
  13. Hard-thermal-loop resummation (26K)
  14. Symmetry restoration in spontaneously broken theories (29K)

(More advanced) Lecture Notes from courses I gave at International Summer Schools:

September-October 2005 I held a series of lectures as "James H. Simons lecturer" at the YITP, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook on Thermal Field Theory. Scanned lecture notes are available here.


RESEARCH

Research positions held

Research Interests and Projects

My research interests comprise theoretical particle physics and its ramifications, in particular quantum field theory, gauge theories, supersymmetry, thermal field theory, and cosmology.

My main current research activities involve

Quantum field theory at finite temperature and density 
which is the theoretical tool to analytically study quantum matter under extreme conditions, e.g. ultrarelativistic temperatures and densities that existed in the early universe in the first second after the Big Bang. Of particular interest is the high-temperature regime of quantum chromodynamics which is supposed to describe the quark-gluon plasma that filled the universe during the first 10 μsec's. This form of matter is now believed to be produced fleetingly in "Little Bangs" in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collider experiments such as RHIC and also expected to exist in the interior of (some) neutron stars.
Nonabelian plasma instabilities 
An open problem in quark-gluon plasma physics is to understand the very fast apparent thermalization observed at RHIC and also the extremely low viscosity of the quark-gluon plasma. For both phenomena it has been suggested that nonabelian plasma instabilities may play a crucial role. Together with my former student Paul Romatschke (now at the University of Washington, Seattle) and former post-doc Mike Strickland (now at FIAS, Frankfurt) we were the first group to carry out numerical simulations of nonabelian plasma instabilities in Yang-Mills theories, which are now being studied by several groups in the US and Europe. Recently we have published the first numerical study of nonabelian plasma instabilities in an anisotropically expanding system.
Quantum theory of (supersymmetric) solitons 
In recent years, major progress in the understanding of non-perturbative aspects of (supersymmetric) field (and string) theories has been achieved by exploiting dualities in which quantized (supersymmetric) solitons play a central role. Initially it was thought that supersymmetric solitons saturating the so-called BPS bound are protected from quantum corrections, but in collaboration with Peter van Nieuwenhuizen from the State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, we have found, and are still working out, a number of subtleties and nontrivial results, in particular for 1+1-dimensional supersymmetric kinks (domain walls) and 3+1-dimensional monopoles. Other objects of interest are supersymmetric "confined monopoles" which permit analytical studies with relevance to the outstanding confinement problem of nonabelian gauge theories.

Publications

Since 1984 (the start of my doctoral studies), I have written or co-authored over 100 scientific publications, most of which are available on-line (freely accessible as arXiv.org e-prints) through:

LINKS

Public outreach

TU News involving members of my group:

For more information and news on nuclear and particle physics written for the public visit:

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This contains the public outreach web pages of the Fachausschuss für Kern- und Teilchenphysik (FAKT) of the ÖPG (Austrian Physical Society), which I was involved in creating and where I am a regular author.

It also hosted the coordinated efforts of Austrian scientists to appeal for a reversal of the recent decision by the ministry of science to cancel Austria's membership of CERN

My collaborators

List of collaborators with joint scientific publications and links to their present home institutions/home pages (where available)

  1. Maximilian Attems (joint papers) TU Wien
  2. Carl M. Bender (joint papers) Washington Univ., St. Louis (US)
  3. Jean-Paul Blaizot (joint papers) Service de Physique Théorique, CEA Saclay (F)
  4. Dietrich Bödeker (joint papers) Univ. Bielefeld (D)
  5. Margaret E. Carrington (joint papers) Brandon University, Manitoba (Canada)
  6. Rosanne Di Stefano (joint papers) YITP, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook (US)
  7. Ian Drummond (joint papers) DAMTP, University of Cambridge (UK)
  8. Fritjof Flechsig (joint papers) Univ. Hannover (D)
  9. Kazuo Fujikawa (joint papers) Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
  10. Peter Gaigg (joint papers) TU Wien (now: Siemens Austria)
  11. Andreas Gerhold (joint papers) TU Wien → Univ. of North Carolina, Raleigh (US)
  12. Alfred S. Goldhaber (joint papers) YITP, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook (US)
  13. Antti Gynther (joint papers) Univ. Helsinki (Finland) (HP) → Brandon University, Canada → TU Wien
  14. Ron Horgan (joint papers) DAMTP, University of Cambridge (UK)
  15. Edmond Iancu (joint papers) Service de Physique Théorique, CEA Saclay (F)
  16. Andreas Ipp (joint papers) TU Wien (HP) → ECT*, Trento (I) → MPI für Kernphysik, Heidelberg (D)
  17. Keijo Kajantie (joint papers) University of Helsinki (Finland)
  18. Robert Knienider (joing papers) TU Wien
  19. Randy Kobes (joint papers) University of Winnipeg (Canada)
  20. Ulrike Kraemmer (joint papers) Staff, TU Wien
  21. Thomas Kreuzberger (joint papers) TU Wien
  22. Maximilian Kreuzer (joint papers) Staff, TU Wien
  23. Wolfgang Kummer (joint papers) Staff, TU Wien
  24. Gabor Kunstatter (joint papers) University of Winnipeg (Canada)
  25. Peter Landshoff (joint papers) DAMTP, University of Cambridge (UK)
  26. Karl Landsteiner (joint papers) Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (HP)
  27. Martin Leblanc (joint papers) University of Waterloo (Canada)
  28. Dietrich Liko (joint papers) TU Wien → HEPHY, Wien
  29. Christoph Mayrhofer (joint papers) TU Wien
  30. Gerry McKeon (joint papers) University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  31. Guy D. Moore (joint papers) McGill University, Montreal (Canada)
  32. Stanisław Mrówczyński (joint papers) Sołtan Inst., Warsaw (PL)
  33. Herbert Nachbagauer (joint papers) TU Wien → LAPP, Annecy-le-Vieux (F) → Univ. Heidelberg (D)
  34. Otto Nachtmann (joint papers) Univ. Heidelberg (D)
  35. Horatiu Nastase (joint papers) YITP, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook (US) → Brown Univ. (US) → Tokyo Institute of Technology
  36. Francisco Peña-Benitez (joint papers) Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  37. Olivier Piguet (joint papers) Univ. Geneva (CH) → Espirito Santo Univ., Vitoria (Brazil)
  38. Florian Preis (joint papers) TU Wien
  39. Urko Reinosa (joint papers) Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (F) → TU Wien → Univ. Heidelberg (D)
  40. Paul Romatschke (joint papers) TU Wien (HP) → Univ. Bielefeld → INT, Washington Univ., Seattle (US)
  41. Andreas Schmitt (joint papers) Univ. Frankfurt → MIT → Washington U. St.Louis → TU Wien
  42. Robert Schöfbeck (joint papers) TU Wien → HEPHY, Wien
  43. Hermann Schulz (joint papers) Univ. Hannover (D)
  44. Dominik J. Schwarz (joint papers) TU Wien → Univ. Bielefeld (D)
  45. Manfred Schweda (joint papers) Staff, TU Wien
  46. Tom Sherry (joint papers) University Coll., Galway (Ireland)
  47. Dominik Steineder (joint papers) TU Wien
  48. Misha Stephanov (joint papers) YITP, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook (US) → Univ. of Chicago (US)
  49. Stefan Stricker (joint papers) TU Wien
  50. Mike Strickland (joint papers) Duke Univ. (US) → TU Wien → U. Helsinki → FIAS Frankfurt (D) → Gettysburg College
  51. Peter van Nieuwenhuizen (joint papers) YITP, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook (US)
  52. Dmitri V. Vassilevich (joint papers) Univ. Leipzig (D) → Univ. Sao Paolo, Brazil
  53. Aleksi Vuorinen (joint papers) Univ. Helsinki (Finland) (HP) → Washington University, Seattle (US) → TU Wien → CERN → Univ. Bielefeld (D)
  54. Robert Wimmer (joint papers) TU Wien → Univ. Hannover → YITP, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook (US) → ENS Lyon
  55. Gunter Wirthumer (joint papers) TU Wien (now: Alcatel)

(Co-)organized Workshops and Conferences

Research workshops and conferences where I am/was organizer or on the advisory board: