TVI/TMP-TA4: Condensed Matter Field Theory – Overview
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 08:30 - 10:00 in room B101
Tutorials: Tuesdays 16:00 - 18:00 in room A027 (new time and venue starting from 29.11.)
Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Solid State Theory, Many-Body Physics
In this course we discuss different types of field theories that arise in condensed matter systems and introduce powerful methods to study them. A basic knowledge of many-body theory (2nd quantization, functional integrals, Green's functions) is required to follow the course.
(basics, review of functional integral formulation of QFT)
- Renormalization group
(scaling, perturbative renormalization, functional RG, Kondo effect, superfluid-Mott transition in the Bose-Hubbard model, Fermi liquid theory)
- Quantum Hall effect
(integer and fractional quantum Hall effect, Laughlin wavefunctions, Chern-Simons field theory)
- Non-equilibrium systems
(Keldysh contour, kinetic equation)
A. Altland, B. Simons: "Condensed Matter Field Theory"
J. Cardy: "Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics"
E. Fradkin: "Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics"
A. Kamenev: "Field Theory of Non-Equilibrium Systems"
additional literature on special topics will be announced in the lecture
Please send an email to Prof. Punk to make an appointment for the oral exam