Fakultät für Physik




Strongly correlated quantum systems – Overview


About the lecture

Time and place

Lecture: Thursday, 08:00 c.t. to 10:00
Lecture: Friday, 08:00 c.t. to 10:00 (every other week, starting Nov. 06)
Tutorial: Friday, 08:00 c.t. to 10:00 (every other week, starting Nov 13)


  • Please note: If you plan to take the final exam, please sign up [by email to: fabian.grusdtATphysikDOTuni-muenchenDOTde] until Fr, Feb. 12, 2021. Date and format of the exam will then be coordinated.
  • Note: Problem 1 on P-set 4 has been updated.
  • Repetition session: On Friday, Nov. 6, instead of the lecture we'll have a repetition sessoin about basics of many-body quantum mechanics, from 8:45 - 9:45 am (s.t.), in the usual zoom room.
  • Please note: Everyone has to register on zoom to obtain a link to the zoom lecture room. If you signed up on LSF, or by an email to the lecturer, you should have obtained the registration link by now (to your @campus emails used by LSF!). If you haven't obtained the link to the registration, please send an email to fabian.grusdtATphysikDOTuni-muenchenDOTde asap!
  • Problem set requirements: To qualify for the final exam, active participation in the tutorials is expected. This can be done by:
  1. Handing in 50% or more solutions for every problem set [as pdf to fabian.grusdtATphysikDOTuni-muenchenDOTde - no later than 24 h before the tutorial] ,   OR
  2. Thorough presentation of (in total) two solutions to problem sets [optional: sign up (first-come-first-serve) for a problem via fabian.grusdtATphysikDOTuni-muenchenDOTde].
  • The lecture will take place online via Zoom video conference. To participate, please sign up via LSF to obtain the link to the lecture room -- or send an email request from your campus email to fabian.grusdtATphysikDOTuni-muenchenDOTde.

Klausuren / ECTS / Scheine

The lecture is for advanced Bachelor and Master students of physics, 6 ECTS-points for lecture + tutorials. Criterion: final exam + participation in tutorials.

Wenn Sie einen Schein benötigen, füllen Sie bitte die Vorlage mit Ihren persönlichen Daten aus und geben das Formular entweder bei der Klausur dem Prüfer oder reichen das Formular im Sekretariat ein (Cordula Weber, Theresienstr. 37 (A) A408, Bürozeiten: nach Absprache).


Useful sources (in addition to online script):

  • Subir Sachdev, "Quantum Phase transitions", Cambridge University Press (2011)
  • Xiao-Gang Wen, "Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems", Oxford University press (2004)
  • Ulrich Schollwöck, "The density-matrix renormalization group in the age of matrix product states", Ann. of Phys. 326 (2011)
  • Assa Auerbach, "Interacting Electrons and Quantum Magnetism", Springer-Verlag New York (1994)
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Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Dr. Fabian Grusdt