ADV SOLID-STATE PHYSICS

PHYSICS 810

This is a graduate level course in solid state physics with a focus on electronic many-body effects in solid state systems.  The topics covered depend on the instructor and the interests of the students, but typically may includethe interacting electron gas - Hartree-Fock, RPA (random-phase-approximation), and an intro to density-functional theory Landau Fermi liquid theory superconductivity - phenomenology, BCS theory, Josephson junctions, and Bogoliubov-DeGennes equations quantum magnetism - Heisenberg model for Mott insulators, Kondo screening. In addition, if time permits, and depending on interest, the following topics may be discussed: one-dimensional systems - Luttinger liquid, quantum wires, nanoscale physics - quantum dots, Coulomb blockade, mesoscopic interference effects dissipation in quantum mechanics - the spin-boson model topological insulators and/or the quantum Hall effect (hasn't been taught before, but could be if there is interest) Instructor: Staff

Day / Time: 

MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Location: 

Physics 205

Instructor: 

Chang, Albert

Section: 

01