# Reviews

**Physics Today**** ***(Wolfgang Hollik, MPI Munich):*

*"Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model may be considered a successor to Michael Peskin and Daniel Schroeder’s An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Westview Press, 1995), which for almost 20 years has been a standard reference."*

Full review (Dec 2014) can be found here.

**Mark Wise,**** ***California Institute of Technolog**y*** **says:

This is an **excellent **graduate-level relativistic quantum field theory text, covering an **impressive amount of material** often with a very novel presentation. It would be **ideal **either **for courses on relativistic quantum field theory** or for courses on the Standard Model of elementary particle interactions. The book provides interesting insights and covers many modern topics not usually presented in current texts such as spinor-helicity methods and on-shell recursion relations, heavy quark effective theory and soft-collinear effective field theory. It is nice to see the modern point of view on the predictive power of non-renormalizable theories discussed.**Once in a generation** particle physicists elevate a quantum field theory text to the **rank of classic**. Two such classics are the texts by Bjorken and Drell and Peskin and Schroeder; it wouldn't surprise me if this **new book by Schwartz joins this illustrious group**.

**Nima Arkani-Hamed,**** **** Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton** says:

A **wonderful tour **of quantum field theory from the modern perspective, filled with insights on both the conceptual underpinnings and the concrete, elegant calculational tools of the subject.

**Michael E. Peskin,*** **SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory*** **says:

Matthew Schwartz has produced a** new and valuable introduction to quantum field theory**.** He has rethought the whole presentation of the subject**, from the introductory and foundational concepts to new developments such as effective field theory descriptions of quark dynamics. Students will enjoy viewing quantum field theory from his perspective.

**Howard Georgi, **** Harvard University **says:

Schwartz's book grew out of a popular year long course in quantum field theory at Harvard. Designed primarily for graduate students, this course also attracts and inspires a number of undergraduates each year. The book is **unique in its combination of breadth, depth and readability**. Schwartz starts at the beginning of the subject and brings us right up to the present. That the book is neither superficial nor impossibly dense is** rather remarkable** and makes it easy to understand the course's success.

**Edward Witten,**** ***Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton*** **says:

In this book, Matthew Schwartz gives a** thoughtful and modern treatment** of many classical and contemporary topics. Students and experienced researchers will find much here of value.

A review by Thomas Peters, University of Zurich in* Contemporary Physics* can be found here.