Many-particle systems

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMPH036-05
Vaknaam Many-particle systems
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Many-particle systems and quantum theory of solids
Leerdoelen To acquaint students with the modern quantum theory of solids
Omschrijving In this module the main concepts of the modern quantum theory of solids will be described, as well as the main theoretical methods of dealing with them. The module will be built around two key notions: order and elementary excitations in solids. Different types of ordering in condensed matter systems will be described based on the Landau theory of phase transitions. Properties of different Fermi and Bose systems will be considered, including Bose condensation and superfluidity, Fermi liquid theory and its generalizations. The magnetic properties of solids will be extensively discussed, including modern concepts such as resonating valence bonds, topological excitations, etc. Special attention will be paid to different instabilities in solids. The properties of the systems with strongly correlated electrons (Mott-Hubbard insulators, Kondo and heavy-fermion systems) will be considered. All these phenomena will be dealt with using modern theoretical methods such as Green functions, Feynman diagrams, Bogolyubov transformation, which will be introduced and explained during the module.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.V. Mostovoy
Docent(en) prof. dr. M.V. Mostovoy
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
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Entreevoorwaarden Solid State Physics 1, Solid State Physics 2
Opmerkingen This course is an optional shared interest course of the Quantum Universe master profile

This course was registered last year with course code NAMPS05E
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