Fakultät für Physik




TVI/TMP-TA1: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics – Overview



Lectures: Tuesdays 12:15 - 13:45 in room B101
              Thursdays 16:15 - 17:45 in room B101

Tutorials: Fridays 12:00 - 14:00 in room A249

Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics

The aim of this course is to learn about basic theoretical concepts and phenomena in solid state systems

Course outline (tentative):

  1. Crystal structure and phonons
  2. Band theory of electrons in solids
  3. Topological Insulators
  4. Basics of Fermi liquid theory
  5. Interacting electrons
  6. Electron transport and the Boltzmann equation
  7. Linear response theory, dielectric properties of solids
  8. Magnetism
  9. Superconductivity

Useful Literature:

N.W. Ashcroft, N.D. Mermin: "Solid State Physics"
P.M Chaikin, T.C. Lubensky: "Principles of Condensed Matter Physics"
G.D. Mahan: "Condensed Matter in a Nutshell"

additional literature on special topics will be announced in the lecture


9 ETCS credits

There will be a written exam at the end of the course, details will be announced in due time.

Office Hours:

Wednesdays, 12:00-14:00