Symmetry in Physics, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 67%, Campus

    Start date: 20 March 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-63023 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 6 March 2023 – 19 March 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits with Analytical Mechanics and Special Relativity Theory. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


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Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167

About the course

Symmetry aspects in classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory and string theory. Gauge and global symmetries, group theory applications to symmetries, non-Abelian gauge theories, spontaneous symmetry breaking and Goldstone's theorem, the Breit-Englert-Higgs Effect.

Nontrivial classical solutions: Kinks, vortices, Skyrmions and magnetic monopoles. The quantisation of gauge fields, the Faddeev-Popov procedure and Ward identities, Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) symmetry, supersymmetry.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

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Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21