English Summary/英文概要： Sidney Coleman’s course on quantum field theory was one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences of my physics education. Uniquely meticulous and insightful, these notes from his lectures will be invaluable to anyone interested in the cornerstone topic of modern physics.
- Sean Carroll Caltech and author of Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity
Sidney Coleman’s Field Theory lectures at Harvard were a staple of every particle physicist Harvard graduate student’s education ... the ideas like all good physics concepts have survived the decades beautifully. In a labor of love and educational devotion, a team of former students and TAs teamed up with professors and experts to share his legacy in perpetuity.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： *西德尼•科尔曼（Sidney Coleman），著名美国物理学家、前哈佛大学教授、量子场论的权威学者，在理论物理学家这个小社群里拥有崇高的地位，被称为物理学家的物理学家；*诺贝尔物理学奖得主戴维•波利泽（David Politzer）是科尔曼教授的学生，其获奖成果正是在科尔曼教授的指导下完成的。但是在论文发表时，科尔曼教授因该结果只是源于一项习题而没有署名，从而错失2004年度的诺贝尔物理学奖。因此科尔曼教授也被称为没有桂冠的“诺贝尔奖获得者”；*西德尼•科尔曼量子场论讲义至今在美国仍被认为是量子场论方面最好的讲义。本书系在科尔曼教授讲义基础上，根据其晚年手写注释整理而成的最新版本，适合所有对需要学习量子场论或对该学科感兴趣的学生及科研人员。
Awards/获奖情况： Sidney Coleman was the master teacher of quantum field theory. All of us who knew him became his students and disciples. Sidney’s legendary course remains fresh and bracing, because he chose his topics with a sure feel for the essential, and treated them with elegant economy. --Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2004
Ah, quantum field theory: through Coleman’s eyes we watch a victory parade that made ’the spectator gasp with awe and laugh with joy’! --Anthony Zee, University of California, Santa Barbara and author of Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell
When stumped on some physics, I often still ask myself, even after nearly forty years, ’What would Sidney say?’ His lectures and their transcriptions were models of clarity and charm. The subjects remain crucial to frontier physics. This volume is a treasure. --Hugh David Politzer, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2004