Quantum Many-Particle Theory 1

Module PH2111

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH2111 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 75 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2111 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Zweite Quantisierung Greensche Funktionen Matsubara Formalismus Pfadintegral-Darstellungen Diagrammatische Störungstheorie Diskussion des schwach-wechselwirkenden Bose Gases Symmetriebrechnung und Goldstone Moden

Learning Outcome

Nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme an diesem Modul ist der/die Studierende in der Lage

  1. den Zusammenhang und die Unterschiede zwischen einer Hamilton´schen Formulierung und einer quantenfeldtheoretischen Beschreibung von Vielteilchensystemen zu benennen,
  2. einfache grundlegende theoretische Methoden zur Beschreibung von Quanten-Vielteilchensysteme anzuwenden,
  3. einfache Näherungsmethoden für Vielteilchensysteme zu beschreiben und anzuwenden,
  4. grundlegende Phänomene in Boseflüssigkeiten aufzuzählen und zu erklären.


Keine Vorkenntnisse nötig, die über die Zulassungsvoraussetzungen zum Masterstudium hinausgehen.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 4 Quanten-Vielteilchentheorie 1 Enss, T. einzelne oder verschobene Termine
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Vortrag, Beamerpräsentation, Tafelarbeit, Übungen in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit


Übungsblätter, begleitende Internetseite


  • "Condensed Matter Field Theory", A. Altland and B. Simons
  • "Quantum Many-Particle Systems", J. W. Negele and H. Orland
  • "Methods of Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics", A. A. Abrikosov, L. P. Gorkov, and I. E.Dzyaloshinski

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Remarks on associated module exams

The exam for this module can be taken together with the exam to the associated follow-up module PH2112: Quanten-Vielteilchentheorie 2 / Quantum Many-Particle Theory 2 after the follwoing semester. In this case you need to register for both exams in the following semester.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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