Michael Knap

W2019: Theoretical Solid State Physics

This course provides a modern introduction condensed matter theory. It covers basic theoretical methods and their application to various problems of condensed matter physics, such as phases and broken symmetries, phonons in solids, Fermi surfaces, the interacting electron gas, 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. Symmetries and structure of condensed matter
  2. Theory of phonons
  3. Neutron scattering, dynamical structure factor
  4. Fermi surface and transport
  5. Interacting electrons
  6. Superfluidity
  7. Disorder
The practical classes support the lectures with tutorials and problem sets.

List of previously held Lectures:

S2019: Computational Methods in Many-Body Physics

W2018: Quantum Many-Body Physics

S2018: Computational Methods in Many-Body Physics

S2018: Quantum Mechanics

S2017: Quantum Many-Body Physics

S2017: Quantum Mechanics

W2016: Theoretical Solid State Physics

S2016: Many-Body Physics

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

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