Michael Knap

W2017: Quantum Many-Body Physics

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 weakly interacting bose gas, 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.

  1. Introduction
  2. Functional Field Integrals
  3. Weakly Interacting Bose Gas
  4. Linear Response Theory
  5. Fermi-Liquid Theory
  6. The interacting electron gas
  7. A general framework for studying broken symmetries and collective behavior
Quantum Mechanics
The practical classes support the lectures with tutorials and problem sets. Further information can be found at the [course webpage].

List of previously held Lectures:

S2017: Quantum Mechanics

W2016: Theoretical Solid State Physics

S2016: Many-Body Physics

W2015: Strongly correlated quantum systems in atomic and condensed matter physics

Collective Quantum Dynamics | Michael Knap | teaching.