Renato Renner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Renato Renner
FieldTheoretical Physics
Address
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 41.2
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 34 58
Fax+41 44 633 11 15
E-mailrenner@itp.phys.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.itp.phys.ethz.ch/people/renner/
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KG. Blatter, C. Anastasiou, B. Batlogg, N. Beisert, M. Carollo, M. Christandl, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, R. J. Douglas, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, M. R. Meyer, B. Moore, F. Pauss, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, R. Renner, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, E. H. Türeci, J. F. van der Veen, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, W. Wegscheider, D. Wyler, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0206-00LQuantum Mechanics II Information 8 credits3V + 2UR. Renner
AbstractIntroduction to many-particle quantum mechanics and quantum statistics. Basic concepts: symmetrised many-body wave functions for fermions and bosons, the Pauli principle, Bose- and Fermi-statistic and second quantisation. Applications include the description of atoms, and the interaction between radiation and matter.
ObjectiveIntroduction to many-particle quantum mechanics and quantum statistics. In particular basic concepts such as symmetrised many-body wave functions for fermions and bosons, the Pauli principle, Bose- and Fermi-statistics and second quantisation will be discussed. Applications include
the description of atoms, and the interaction between radiation and matter.
ContentThe description of identical particles leads us to the
introduction of symmetrised wave functions for fermions
and bosons. We discuss simple few-body problems and
proceed with a systematic description of fermionic many
body problems in terms of second quantisation.
We also discuss basic concepts of quantum statistics.
Applications include the description of
atoms, and the interaction between radiation and matter.
LiteratureF. Schwabl, Quantenmechanik (Springer)
F. Schwabl, Quantenmechanik fuer Fortgeschrittene (Springer)
J.J. Sakurai, Advanced Quantum mechanics (Addison Wesley)
K. Huang, Statistical mechanics (John Wiley & Sons)
402-0210-12LProseminar Theoretical Physics Information 9 credits2SN. Beisert, M. Christandl, C. Anastasiou, G. Blatter, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, D. Wyler
AbstractA guided self-study of original papers and of advanced textbooks in theoretical physics. Within the general topic, determined each semester, participants give a presentation on a particular theme.
Objective
402-0217-BSLTheoretical Semester Project in a Group of the Physics Department Restricted registration - show details 9 credits18AM. Sigrist, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, M. Christandl, M. Gaberdiel, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, M. Troyer
AbstractThis course unit is an alternative if no suitable "Proseminar Theoretical Physics" is available of if the proseminar is already overbooked.
Objective
402-0217-MSLTheoretical Semester Project in a Group of the Physics Department9 credits18AM. Sigrist, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, M. Christandl, M. Gaberdiel, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, M. Troyer
AbstractThis course unit is an alternative if no suitable "Proseminar Theoretical Physics" is available of if the proseminar is already overbooked.
Objective
402-0462-00LAdvanced Topics in Quantum Information Theory6 credits2V + 1UM. Christandl, A. Imamoglu, R. Renner
AbstractThe course covers a selection of topics that are of current interest in quantum information theory and quantum computation. Particular focus will be put on theoretical concepts that impact future implementations of quantum technologies.
ObjectiveThe course provides an insight into current research activities in quantum information science.
ContentThe course covers a selection of topics that are of current interest in quantum information theory and quantum computation. Particular focus will be put on theoretical concepts that impact future implementations of quantum technologies. Topics include quantum state preparation using dissipation, quantum information in many-body systems, topological states and quantum computation, quantum simulation, and the complexity of physical systems.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites are the courses Quantum Mechanics I and II. The course is complementary to the course Quantum Information Theory.
402-0800-00LThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits2SC. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, M. Christandl, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, D. Wyler
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeTalks in German are also possible.