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Many Body Physics I

Official description

  1. Linear response theory for many-body systems
  2. Coherent state path integrals for bosons
  3. Superfluidity and superfluid-to-Mott insulator transition
  4. Coherent state path integrals for fermions
  5. Density and spin response of fermions
  6. Interacting fermions: Collective modes and response
  7. Interacting fermions: Phenomenology of Fermi liquid theory
  8. Interacting fermions: Superconductivity and BCS-BEC crossover

Reference: A. Altland and B. Simons, "Condensed Matter Field Theory" [Cambridge]Cambridge]

Required background: Quantum mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Basic Solid State Physics.
                            1.  Introduction to Many Body Physics: Piers Coleman
2.  Condensed Matter Field Theory: A. Altland and B. Simons
course title
specialized course
time and location
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3 - 4 pm, MP1115 Students interested in Phy2321 should sign up on Quercus. First Lecture: 13th Sept, 3pm. Lecture plan: As per university plan, first two weeks (13th Sept - 23rd Sept, inclusive) will be on Zoom. We will then switch to in-person instruction.

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