Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
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.
Schedule: 13.01.2021 - 12.04.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jani-Petri Martikainen, Päivi Törmä
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jani-Petri Martikainen, Päivi Törmä
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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
Two mid-term exams or a final exam. Bonus from exercises.
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
Material announced on the course web page.
Substitutes for Courses
PHYS-E0416 Quantum Physics
PHYS-C0210 Quantum Mechanics, recommended PHYS-E0414 Advanced Quantum Mechanics