Advanced Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, summer term 2018
Prof. Johann Kroha
Lecture (physics638)
Time: Wed 09  10 h and Fri 10  12 h
Place: HISKP Lecture Hall
Contents of the Course
Effects of manybody interactions and disorder in condensed matter systems
 Quantum field theory at finite temperature, Feynman diagram technique
 Quantum magnetism: Kondo effect, Kondo lattice systems, renormalization group techniques
 Strongly correlated lattice systems: Hubbard, tJ, Heisenberg models
 Superconductivity: BCS theory; BoseEinstein condensation (BEC), BCSBEC crossover
 Disordered systems: Electrons in a random potential. Quantum interference and Anderson Localization
Recommended Literature
 A. A. Abrikosov, L.P. Gorkov; Methods of Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics (Dover, New York 1977)
 W. Nolting; Grundkurs Theoretische Physik Band 7: Vielteilchentheorie (Springer, Heidelberg 2002), also in English
 A. C. Hewson, The Kondo Problem to Heavy Fermions (Cambridge University Press, 1997)
 P. Fazekas, Lecture Notes on Electron Correlation and Magnetism (World Scientific, 1999, 2003)
 P. Coleman, Introduction to ManyBody Physics (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Supplementary Lecture Notes: Kondo Physics and Renormalization Group
Final exam
The first final exam will be on Monday, July 30, 2018 in Lecture Hall HISKP.
Exercises
Tutorial sessions are in in AVZ 0.024 (Ü16) at 16:00 ct. on every second Thursday (starting May 3).
The due date for the solutions for each exercise is given on the respective exercise sheet.