Condensed Matter Field Theory, WS 2015/16
Prof. Matthias PunkLectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 08:30  10:00 in room C113, Theresienstr. 41
Tutorials: Mondays 12:30  14:00 in room B039, Theresienstr. 39 Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Solid State Theory, ManyBody Physics
The aim of this course is to learn advanced methods of modern manybody theory and to apply them to various problems in condensed matter physics. A basic knowledge of manybody theory (2nd quantization, Green's functions, Feynman diagrams) is required to follow the course.
Topics: Keldysh functional integrals
 Renormalization group
(scaling, perturbative renormalization, operator product expansion, functional RG, Kondo effect, superfluidMott transition in the BoseHubbard model)
 Quantum Hall effect
(integer and fractional quantum Hall effect, Laughlin wavefunction, ChernSimons field theory)
 Spin liquids
(frustrated magnets, Kitaev's toric code)
 Nonequilibrium systems
Useful Literature: A. Altland, B. Simons: "Condensed Matter Field Theory"
 A. Kamenev: "Field Theory of NonEquilibrium Systems"
 J. Cardy: "Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics"
 E. Fradkin: "Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics"
additional literature on special topics will be announced in the lecture
Credits/Exam: The exam will take place on Fri., 12.2.2016 from 10:0013:00 in room A449 (Theresienstr. 37).
You can bring books, lecture notes, etc., but no electronic devices.
Matthias Punk
email: Matthias.Punk@lmu.de
Office: A418
Office hours: Tuesdays between 14:0016:00
