402-0871-00L  Solid State Theory

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersE. Demler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentUZH students are not allowed to register this course unit at ETH. They must book the module PHY411 directly at UZH.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
402-0871-00 VSolid State Theory
**together with University of Zurich**
4 hrs
Mon13:45-15:30HPV G 5 »
Wed11:45-13:30HPV G 4 »
07.04.11:45-13:30HPV G 4 »
E. Demler
402-0871-00 USolid State Theory
**together with University of Zurich**

Mon 16-17
Mon 17-18 or
Wed 11-12
1 hrs
Mon15:45-16:30HIT H 42 »
15:45-16:30HIT H 51 »
16:45-17:30HIT H 42 »
Wed10:45-11:30HCI D 6 »
10:45-11:30HCI H 8.1 »
E. Demler

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course is addressed to students in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics and provides a theoretical introduction to a variety of important concepts used in this field.
ObjectiveThe course provides a theoretical frame for the understanding of basic pinciples in solid state physics. Such a frame includes the topics of symmetries, band structures, many body interactions, Landau Fermi-liquid theory, and specific topics such as transport, Quantum Hall effect and magnetism. The exercises illustrate the various themes in the lecture and help to develop problem-solving skills. The student understands basic concepts in solid state physics and is able to solve simple problems. No diagrammatic tools will be used.
ContentThe course is addressed to students in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics and provides a theoretical introduction to a variety of important concepts used in this field. The following subjects will be covered: Symmetries and their handling via group theoretical concepts, electronic structure in crystals, insulators-semiconductors-metals, phonons, interaction effects, (un-)screened Fermi-liquids, linear response theory, collective modes, screening, transport in semiconductors and metals, magnetism, Mott-insulators, quantum-Hall effect.
Lecture notesin English

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersE. Demler
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
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Restrictions

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ProgrammeSectionType
Mathematics MasterTheoretical PhysicsWInformation
Physics MasterCore Courses: Theoretical PhysicsWInformation
Quantum Engineering MasterPhysics Core CoursesWInformation