Class: Quantum Many-Body Theory I by Leonid Glazman
Spring 2017 – Tue, Thu 11:35-12:50, Room SPL 63
I intend to concentrate on the basic notions and phenomena rather than on details of various techniques, and anticipate to cover:
- identical particles, fermions and bosons; second quantization *electron tunneling and spectral function, electric conductance *screening of long-range interactions
- dielectric response; collective modes and absorption spectra *Fermi liquid; Cooper and Stoner instabilities; notion of magnetism and basics of superconductivity
- Josephson effect and Majorana fermions in condensed matter; superconducting qubits
- Bose-Einstein condensation; quasiparticles and solitons
- Quantum phase transitions
The prerequisite for the course is the knowledge of elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics (this course may be taken in parallel with Stat Mech I and Quantum Mechanics II).
Light homework and final exam will provide the basis for the course grade.