Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2020 - 08.04.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III - IV Spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After this course, the student knows the basics of many-body quantum physics and is able to apply the related methods and techniques in calculations. The student will also get an overview of some of the most fascinating research topics in modern quantum many-body physics.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Time-dependent perturbation theory and Fermi golden rule, interaction of a two-level system with a (quantized) field, 2nd quantization, basics of the many-body formalism and open quantum systems, basics of topological physics (Chern number, quantum metric), quantum coherence in modern physics: Bose-Einstein and Fermi condensates (BCS theory), phase transitions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Two mid-term exams or a final exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 36 hrs (3 hrs/week)

In-class exercises (mathematical derivation, calculation) 24 hrs (2 hrs/week)

Independent work (preparation for lectures and revision, in-class exercises) 75 hrs

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Material announced on the course web page.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=PHYS-E0416

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

PHYS-C0210, recommended PHYS-E0414

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi.

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