Physics 216:Special Topics in Solid State PhysicsQuantum MagnetismLocation and TimingsClass: Tue, Thu 12:302 pm in Evans 5.
Office hours: 45pm, Wednesdays. Birge 563.
Term Paper Topics: [NEW]
Problem Sets:
1. Problem Set 1 (Due Date: Feb 26) [Solutions]
2. Problem Set 2 (Due Date: Apr 21) [Solutions]
Lecture Notes:
SUGGESTED READING:[Mott Hubbard Transition in UltraCold Atomic Systems]
SUGGESTED READING:[Lecture Note on Neutron Scattering in the 'Teaching' section]
13 Apr 79 [Bosonization 1]
14 Apr 14 [Bosonization 2]
15 Apr 16 [Bosonization 3  Correlation Functions]
16 Apr 21 [Bosonization 4  Adding Interactions]
Course OutlineThis is a special topics course aimed at graduate students interested in modern condensed matter physics. Basic concepts of Many Body physics will be discussed in the context of quantum spin systems. Insulating quantum magnets are the simplest physical systems that realize a variety of nontrivial phenomena, including collective effects such as spontaneous symmetry breaking and quantum number fractionalization. The course will cover both conceptual ideas and theoretical techniques and also discuss physical realizations and experimental probes of magnetism.AudienceThe course will be relevant to students interested in condensed matter theory, field theory and quantum information as well as condensed matter experimentalists. No advanced courses are required as a prerequisite.Brief Contents (detailed contents can be found here)
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