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Seminar: Strongly correlated many-body systems – Overview

Seminar on "Strongly correlated many-body systems"

Target group: Master students physics, TMP

Instructor (Dozent): PD Dr. Fabian Heidrich-Meisner
Chair for Theoretical Nanophysics
Contact: heidrich-meisner@lmu.de

Friday, 2 - 4 pm, c.t.
Theresienstrasse 37 - Room A318
Begin: October 16, 2015

This seminar covers strongly-correlated many body physics, broadly defined:
concepts, methods, and realizations in condensed matter, nanoscopic systems,
ultracold quantum gases.

Please download the template for the certificate ("Schein"), fill in your personal information (the date of the "exam" is the day of your own presentation) and hand it in to our Secretary's office.

Topics

  • Fermi liquid theory
  • Electron-phonon coupling in condensed matter physics
  • Quantum phase transitions and the transverse Ising model
  • Spin-wave theory of the 2D Heisenberg model
  • 1D integrable spin chains: Fermionization and Bethe ansatz solution
  • Luttinger liquid theory

Literature

For the first two topics, see Ashcroft-Mermin for a very superficial introduction.
For quantum phase transitions, see Sachdev's book.
For Luttinger liquids, see Giamarchi's book.
For the other topics, please browse through the first chapters of Sandvik's review.

  • Ashcroft / Mermin: Solid State Physics
  • S. Sachdev: Quantum Phase Transitions
  • T. Giamarchi: Quantum Physics in One Dimension
  • A. Sandvik: arXiv:1101.3281

Credit (3SWS)

For preparing and giving a presentation (45mins), including a rehearsal talk, active participation in class
and regular attendance.

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: PD Dr. F. Heidrich-Meisner