PHYS 7687

PHYS 7687

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This is an advanced graduate level course that will introduce and demystify field theory and path-integral based methods for studying quantum many-body systems. We will connect to the latest experimental developments in the field of quantum materials at every stage of the course. The aim of this course is to enable students to develop technical and intuitive skills for solving the many-body problem. The course is meant for condensed matter theorists and experimentalists, as well as students from other fields who want an exposure to the field. A tentative course outline appears below (the list of topics might change based on student feedback and time constraints).

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Permission Note Primarily for: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: graduate level quantum mechanics and graduate level statistical mechanics. A prior course in solid-state physics is helpful, but not required.

Comments Topic: Strongly Correlated Phases of Quantum Matter. Undergraduate students are welcome to register for the course, after discussing with the instructor.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Concepts & Methods in Modern Condensed Matter Phys

  • 18006 PHYS 7687   LEC 001

    • MW Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Jian, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Undergraduates require instructor permission to enroll. Please refer to attached syllabus for current course description. All enrollment requests should be directed to