Resources on Effective Field Theories

materials for courses and lectures, ITP-CAS, 2021


  • Cliff P. Burgess, Introduction to effective field theory, 2021.

  • Sacha Davidson, Paolo Gambino, Effective Field Theory in Particle Physics and Cosmology. Lecture Notes of the 2017 Les Houches Summer School: Volume 108, 2020.

  • Alexey A. Petrov, Andrew E. Blechman, Effective Field Theories, 2015.

  • Thomas Becher, Alessandro Broggio, Andrea Ferroglia, Introduction to Soft-Collinear Effective Theory, 2015

  • Stefan Scherer and Matthias R. Schindler, A Primer for Chiral Perturbation Theory, 2011.

  • T. Mannel, Effective Theories in Flavour Physics, 2004.

  • A. V. Manohar and M. B. Wise, Heavy quark physics, 2000.

  • Antonio Dobado, Angel Gomez-Nicola, Antonio L. Maroto, Jose R. Pelaez, Effective Lagrangians for the Standard Model, 1997

Lectures and Reviews


  • TASI lectures

    • TASI 2009: Witold Skiba, Effective Field Theory and Precision Electroweak Measurements, e-Print: 1006.2142 [hep-ph].
    • TASI 2018: Timothy Cohen, As Scales Become Separated: Lectures on Effective Field Theory, e-Print: 1903.03622 [hep-ph].
    • TASI 2002: Ira Z. Rothstein, TASI lectures on effective field theories, e-Print: hep-ph/0308266 [hep-ph].
  • Other lectures

    • 2018: A. V. Manohar, Introduction to Effective Field Theories, e-Print: 1804.05863 [hep-ph].
    • 1995: A. V. Manohar, Effective field theories, e-Print: hep-ph/9508245 [hep-ph].

    • 2005: David B. Kaplan, Five lectures on effective field theory, e-Print: nucl-th/0510023 [nucl-th].
    • 1995: D. B. Kaplan, Effective field theories, e-Print: nucl-th/9506035 [nucl-th].

    • 1996: Matthias Neubert, Heavy-Quark Effective Theory, arxiv 9610266
    • 1996: Adam F. Falk, The Heavy Quark Expansion of QCD, arxiv 9610363


  • 1993: H. Georgi, Effective field theory, Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 43 (1993) 209–252.
  • 2017: Ilaria Brivio, Michael Trott, The Standard Model as an Effective Field Theory. Phys.Rept. 793 (2019) 1-98 • e-Print: 1706.08945 [hep-ph]

Conferences and Schools:



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