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Seminar: Recent Topics in Condensed Matter Theory, summer term 2018

Prof. Johann Kroha

Seminar (physics652)

 

Time:    Mondays, 14:00-16:00

Place:   Seminar Room II, HISKP

The first meeting of the seminar will be on Monday, April 16.

During the first meeting, the topics will be introduced and discussed, and the talk assignments will be made. 

We expect a preparation period of 4 to 6 weeks, before the seminar talks start, depending on the number of participants.

During this preparation period, the students will be advised by Prof. Kroha and/or assistants.

Link to the eCampus page:  coming soon. 

 

Topics:

In this seminar we will discuss important effects in many-body systems and most recent developments,

with an emphasis on their theoretical description.

The topics include:

  • Kondo effect, Kondo lattice systems, renormalization group
  • Phase transitions and quantum phase transitions
  • The Berry phase 
  • Topological systems: topological insulators
  • Topological systems: quantum Hall effect
  • Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) and their dynamics 
  • The Higgs boson in condensed matter systems
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