Many-Body Physics

Course 0000001893 in SS 2016

General Data

Course Type Lecture w/ Exercise
Semester Weekly Hours 4 SWS
Organisational Unit Collective Quantum Dynamics
Lecturers Michael Knap
Assistants:
Simon Weidinger
Dates Monday, 10:00–12:00
and 14 dates in groups

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

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additional remarks This course provides a modern introduction to many-body physics. It covers basic theoretical methods and their application to various problems of condensed matter theory, such as the interacting electron gas, phonons in solids, quantum magnetism, and superconductivity. Throughout the class relations between experiments and theory will be emphasized. This course will provide students the basic knowledge to follow state-of-the-art research in condensed matter physics and to be able to start their independent research project in that field. Outline of lectures: 1. Introduction to many-body physics 2. From particles to fields: a route to second quantization 3. Green's functions and their properties 4. Many-body perturbation theory and Feynman path integrals 5. Broken symmetries and collective phenomena 6. Fermi-Liquid theory and the concept of quasi-particles 7. Response functions: a crash course on describing modern experimental techniques 8. Quantum phase transitions The practical classes support the lectures with tutorials and problem sets. The tutorials provide complementary perspectives and the problem sets will help to understand and deepen the physical concepts presented in the lecture.
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