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Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Prof. Johann Kroha, Johannes Rentrop and Ammar Nejati

Lecture (physics617)


The lectures will take place Wednesdays (12:00 – 13:00) and Fridays from (10:00 – 12:00) in the Lecture Hall (Hörsaal) in the Helmholtz Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics (HISKP).



The exercise sheets will be handed out every week on Wednesdays and are due for the next week, Tuesday (before 12:00h) in room PI 1.055. The exercises can be done in groups of maximum 2 persons.

Date & Time
Place Tutor
Group 1 Wed, 8:00–10:00 (c.t.)
HS116, Raum 1.025, AVZ I
Johannes Rentrop < [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] >



Notice that the precondition to attend the final examination is obtaining ~ 50% of the exercise marks.

1st Examination: 06.02.2015, 10:00 – 12:00 in the Lecture Hall (Hörsaal) of HISKP, Nußallee 14–16.

Recommended Literature

Basic Textbooks
  •   N. W. Ashcroft, N. D. Mermin, Solid State Physics. Saunders College International Editions (1976) (and other publishers).
  •   W. Jones, N. H. March, Theoretical Solid State Physics. vol. 1, 2. Dover Publ., New York, 1985.
  •   Ch. Kittel, Quantum theory of Solids (Quantentheorie der Festkörper). Oldenburg Verlag (München, Wien, 1970).
  •   J. Singleton, Band Theory and electronic Properties of Solids. Oxford University Press (2001).
  •   J. Bruus, K. Flensberg, Many-body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics: an Introduction. Oxford University Press (2004).
  •   P. L. Taylor with O. Heinonen, A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics. Cambridge University Press (1998).
  •   A. A. Abrikosov, Fundamentals of the Theory of Metals. North Holland (Amsterdam, Oxford, New York, 1988).

Advanced Textbooks  (including methods):
  •   W. Nolting, Grundkurs Theoretische Physik VII: Vielteilchenphysik. Springer (2002) (also in English). 
  •   L. D. Landau, Lishitz, A Course in Theoretical Physics, vol. 9: Statistical Physics, Part II. Various publishers (also in German).
  •   G. D. Mahan, Many-Body Theory. 3rd Edition, Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers (New York, 2000).
  •   G. Rickayzen, Green's Functions and Solid State Physics. Dover (2013), Academic Press (London, 1984).
  •   S. Doniach, E. H. Sondheimer, Green's Functions for Solid State Physicists. Addison Wesley, Frontiers in Physics Series; Imperial College Press, London (1998).
  •   A. M. Zagoskin, Quantum Theory of Many-Body Systems: Techniques and Applications. 2nd Edition, Springer (2014).

Specialized Textbooks:
  •   M. Tinkham, Introduction to superconductivity. Dover (2012), McGraw/Hill.
  •   J. R. Schrieffer, Theory of Superconductivity. Perseus Books, Advanced Book Program (1999).
  •   G. Grüner, Density Waves in Solids. Cambridge University Press (1994, 2000).
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