Theoretical condensed matter physics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMPH031-05
Vaknaam Theoretical condensed matter physics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Theoretical condensed matter physics
Leerdoelen The aim of this course is to make students familiar with fundamental concepts of condensed matter physics, such as quasiparticles and spontaneous symmetry breaking, which play a central role in modern understanding of solids. In this course students learn to use their knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics and electrodynamics for calculating properties of diverse condensed matter systems, such as ionic crystals, metals, superfluids and superconductors. The students will learn theoretical techniques, such as second quantization, canonical operator transformations, symmetry analysis, linear response theory and mean field approximation, which are common for all fields of theoretical physics. The course is made accessible for master students specializing in experimental physics.
Omschrijving Topics: phonons, quantum field theory of elasticity, weakly non-ideal Bose gas, superfluidity, magnons, Mott transition, Wigner crystal, Stoner instability, charge- and spin-density wave states, dynamical screening in metals, Kubo formula, Kramers-Kronig relations, BCS theory of superconductivity, Meissner and Josephson effects, flux quantization.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(To be announced)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.V. Mostovoy
Docent(en) prof. dr. M.V. Mostovoy
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Lecture notes
Entreevoorwaarden Solid State Physics 1

This course was registered last year with course code NAITCMP-07
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