Quantum Field Theory for condensed matter
7.5 credits cr.
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This is an advanced course where the machinery of quantum field theory is applied to condensed matter systems.
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In this course we start from second quantization and study quantum field theoretical formulation of many particle theory. The concept of effective action and effective theory, such as mean field theory, is discussed, as well as other important concepts such as linear response theory and Fermi liquid theory. We also study quantum field theory at finite temperature, spontaneous symmetry breaking and phase transitions. Finally, topological effects in many particle systems are introduced.
Teaching during the spring semester 2021
During the spring semester 2021, lectures and problem will be given remotely through Zoom. The course will be examined through written home assignments and remote written examination.
The course is using the learning platform Athena.
This is a Master's level course, given in half pace during daytime.
The teaching consists of lectures and problem solving sessions. There will also be active learning elements, such as small group discussions and/or student presentations.
Written exam at the end of the course, hand-in exercises, active participation in seminars.
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Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Piers Coleman: Introduction to many-body physics (Cambridge University Press, 2015).