Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

Physik Master Information
Wahlfächer
Physikalische und mathematische Wahlfächer
Auswahl: Quantenelektronik
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
402-0470-17LOptical Frequency Combs: Physics and Applications
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W6 KP2V + 1UG. Scalari, J. Faist
KurzbeschreibungIn this lecture, the goal is to review the physics behind mode-locking in these various devices, as well as discuss the most important novelties and applications of the newly developed sources.
LernzielIn this lecture, the goal is to review the physics behind mode-locking in these various devices, as well as discuss the most important novelties and applications of the newly developed sources.
InhaltSince their invention, the optical frequency combs have shown to be a key technological tool with applications in a variety of fields ranging from astronomy, metrology, spectroscopy and telecommunications. Concomitant with this expansion of the application domains, the range of technologies that have been used to generate optical frequency combs has recently widened to include, beyond the solid-state and fiber mode-locked lasers, optical parametric oscillators, microresonators and quantum cascade lasers.
In this lecture, the goal is to review the physics behind mode-locking in these various devices, as well as discuss the most important novelties and applications of the newly developed sources.

Chapt 1: Fundamentals of optical frequency comb generation
- Physics of mode-locking: time domain picture
Propagation and stability of a pulse, soliton formation
- Dispersion compensation
Solid-state and fiber mode-locked laser
Chapt 2: Direct generation
Microresonator combs: Lugiato-Lefever equation, solitons
Quantum cascade laser: Frequency domain picture of the mode-locking
Mid-infrared and terahertz QCL combs
Chapt 3: Non-linear optics
DFG, OPOs
Chapt 4: Comb diagnostics and noise
Jitter, linewidth
Chapt 5: Self-referenced combs and their applications
Chapt 6: Dual combs and their applications to spectroscopy
402-0498-00LTrapped-Ion PhysicsW6 KP2V + 1UD. Kienzler
KurzbeschreibungThis course covers the physics of trapped ions at the quantum level described as harmonic oscillators coupled to spin systems, for which the 2012 Nobel prize was awarded. Trapped-ion systems have achieved an extraordinary level of control and provide leading technologies for quantum information processing and quantum metrology.
LernzielThe objective is to provide a basis for understanding the wide range of research currently being performed with trapped ion systems: fundamental quantum mechanics with spin-spring systems, quantum information processing and quantum metrology. During the course students would expect to gain an understanding of the current frontier of research in these areas, and the challenges which must be overcome to make further advances. This should provide a solid background for tackling recently published research in these fields, including experimental realisations of quantum information processing using trapped ions.
InhaltThis course will cover trapped-ion physics. It aims to cover both theoretical and experimental aspects. In all experimental settings the role of decoherence and the quantum-classical transition is of great importance, and this will therefore form one of the key components of the course. The topics of the course were cited in the Nobel prize which was awarded to David Wineland in 2012.

Topics which will be covered include:
- Fundamental working principles of ion traps and modern trap geometries, quantum description of motion of trapped ions
- Electronic structure of atomic ions, manipulation of the electronic state, Rabi- and Ramsey-techniques, principle of an atomic clock
- Quantum description of the coupling of electronic and motional degrees of freedom
- Laser cooling
- Quantum state engineering of coherent, squeezed, cat, grid and entangled states
- Trapped ion quantum information processing basics and scaling, current challenges
- Quantum metrology with trapped ions: quantum logic spectroscopy, optical clocks, search for physics beyond the standard model using high-precision spectroscopy
LiteraturS. Haroche and J-M. Raimond "Exploring the Quantum" (recommended)
M. Scully and M.S. Zubairy, Quantum Optics (recommended)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe preceding attendance of the scheduled lecture Quantum Optics (402-0442-00L) or a comparable course is required.
402-0558-00LCrystal Optics in Intense Light FieldsW6 KP2V + 1UM. Fiebig
KurzbeschreibungBecause of their aesthetic nature crystals are termed "flowers of mineral kingdom". The aesthetic aspect is closely related to the symmetry of the crystals which in turn determines their optical properties. It is the purpose of this course to stimulate the understanding of these relations with a particular focus on those phenomena occurring in intense light fields as they are provided by lasers.
LernzielIn this course students will at first acquire a systematic knowledge of classical crystal-optical phenomena and the experimental and theoretical tools to describe them. This will be the basis for the core part of the lecture in which they will learn how to characterize ferroelectric, (anti)ferromagnetic and other forms of ferroic order and their interaction by nonlinear optical techniques. See also Link.
InhaltCrystal classes and their symmetry; basic group theory; optical properties in the absence and presence of external forces; focus on magnetooptical phenomena; density-matrix formalism of light-matter interaction; microscopy of linear and nonlinear optical susceptibilities; second harmonic generation (SHG); characterization of ferroic order by SHG; outlook towards other nonlinear optical effects: devices, ultrafast processes, etc.
SkriptExtensive material will be provided throughout the lecture.
Literatur(1) R. R. Birss, Symmetry and Magnetism, North-Holland (1966)
(2) R. E. Newnham: Properties of Materials: Anisotropy, Symmetry, Structure, Oxford University (2005)
(3) A. K. Zvezdin, V. A. Kotov: Modern Magnetooptics & Magnetooptical Materials, Taylor/Francis (1997)
(4) Y. R. Shen: The Principles of Nonlinear Optics, Wiley (2002)
(5) K. H. Bennemann: Nonlinear Optics in Metals, Oxford University (1999)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge in solid state physics and quantum (perturbation) theory will be very useful. The lecture is addressed to students in physics and students in materials science with an affinity to physics.
402-0466-15LQuantum Optics with Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics and MetamaterialsW6 KP2V + 1UG. Scalari
KurzbeschreibungIn this lecture, we would like to review new developments in the emerging topic of quantum optics in very strongly confined structures, with an emphasis on sources and photon statistics as well as the coupling between optical and mechanical degrees of freedom.
LernzielIntegration and miniaturisation have strongly characterised fundamental research and industrial applications in the last decades, both for photonics and electronics.
The objective of this lecture is to provide insight into the most recent solid-state implementations of strong light-matter interaction, from micro and nano cavities to nano lasers and quantum optics. The content of the lecture focuses on the achievement of extremely subwavelength radiation confinement in electronic and optical resonators. Such resonant structures are then functionalized by integrating active elements to achieve devices with extremely reduced dimensions and exceptional performances. Plasmonic lasers, Purcell emitters are discussed as well as ultrastrong light matter coupling and opto-mechanical systems.
Inhalt1. Light confinement
1.1. Photonic crystals
1.1.1. Band structure
1.1.2. Slow light and cavities
1.2. Plasmonics
1.2.1. Light confinement in metallic structures
1.2.2. Metal optics and waveguides
1.2.3. Graphene plasmonics
1.3. Metamaterials
1.3.1. Electric and magnetic response at optical frequencies
1.3.2. Negative index, cloacking, left-handness

2. Light coupling in cavities
2.1. Strong coupling
2.1.1. Polariton formation
2.1.2. Strong and ultra-strong coupling
2.2. Strong coupling in microcavities
2.2.1. Planar cavities, polariton condensation
2.3. Polariton dots
2.3.1. Microcavities
2.3.2. Photonic crystals
2.3.3. Metamaterial-based

3. Photon generation and statistics
3.1. Purcell emitters
3.1.1. Single photon sources
3.1.2. THz emitters
3.2. Microlasers
3.2.1. Plasmonic lasers: where is the limit?
3.2.2. g(1) and g(2) of microlasers
3.3. Optomecanics
3.3.1. Micro ring cavities
3.3.2. Photonic crystals
3.3.3. Superconducting resonators
402-0484-00LExperimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases Information
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W6 KP2V + 1UT. Esslinger
KurzbeschreibungQuantum Gases are the most precisely controlled many-body systems in physics. This provides a unique interface between theory and experiment, which allows addressing fundamental concepts and long-standing questions. This course lays the foundation for the understanding of current research in this vibrant field.
LernzielThe lecture conveys a basic understanding for the current research on quantum gases. Emphasis will be put on the connection between theory and experimental observation. It will enable students to read and understand publications in this field.
InhaltCooling and trapping of neutral atoms

Bose and Fermi gases

Ultracold collisions

The Bose-condensed state

Elementary excitations

Vortices

Superfluidity

Interference and Correlations

Optical lattices
Skriptnotes and material accompanying the lecture will be provided
LiteraturC. J. Pethick and H. Smith, Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute Gases,
Cambridge.
Proceedings of the Enrico Fermi International School of Physics, Vol. CXL,
ed. M. Inguscio, S. Stringari, and C.E. Wieman (IOS Press, Amsterdam,
1999).
402-0444-00LAdvanced Quantum Optics
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W6 KP2V + 1UA. Imamoglu
KurzbeschreibungThis course builds up on the material covered in the Quantum Optics course. The emphasis will be on quantum optics in condensed-matter systems.
LernzielThe course aims to provide the knowledge necessary for pursuing advanced research in the field of Quantum Optics in condensed matter systems. Fundamental concepts and techniques of Quantum Optics will be linked to experimental research in systems such as quantum dots, exciton-polaritons, quantum Hall fluids and two-dimensional materials.
InhaltDescription of open quantum systems using master equation and quantum trajectories. Decoherence and quantum measurements. Dicke superradiance. Dissipative phase transitions. Signatures of electron-exciton and electron-electron interactions in optical response.
SkriptLecture notes will be provided
LiteraturC. Cohen-Tannoudji et al., Atom-Photon-Interactions (recommended)
Y. Yamamoto and A. Imamoglu, Mesoscopic Quantum Optics (recommended)
A collection of review articles (will be pointed out during the lecture)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesMasters level quantum optics knowledge
402-0486-00LFrontiers of Quantum Gas Research: Few- and Many-Body Physics
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W6 KP2V + 1U
KurzbeschreibungThe lecture will discuss the most relevant recent research in the field of quantum gases. Bosonic and fermionic quantum gases with emphasis on strong interactions will be studied. The topics include low dimensional systems, optical lattices and quantum simulation, the BEC-BCS crossover and the unitary Fermi gas, transport phenomena, and quantum gases in optical cavities.
LernzielThe lecture is intended to convey an advanced understanding for the current research on quantum gases. Emphasis will be put on the connection between theory and experimental observation. It will enable students to follow current publications in this field.
InhaltQuantum gases in one and two dimensions
Optical lattices, Hubbard physics and quantum simulation
Strongly interacting Fermions: the BEC-BCS crossover and the unitary Fermi gas
Transport phenomena in ultracold gases
Quantum gases in optical cavities
Skriptno script
LiteraturC. J. Pethick and H. Smith, Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute Gases, Cambridge.
T. Giamarchi, Quantum Physics in one dimension
I. Bloch, J. Dalibard, W. Zwerger, Many-body physics with ultracold gases, Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 885 (2008)
Proceedings of the Enrico Fermi International School of Physics, Vol. CLXIV, ed. M. Inguscio, W. Ketterle, and C. Salomon (IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2007).
Additional literature will be distributed during the lecture
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPresumably, Prof. Päivi Törmä from Aalto university in Finland will give part of the course. The exercise classes will be partly in the form of a Journal Club, in which a student presents the achievements of a recent important research paper. More information available on Link
151-0172-00LMicrosystems II: Devices and Applications Information W6 KP3V + 3UC. Hierold, C. I. Roman
KurzbeschreibungThe students are introduced to the fundamentals and physics of microelectronic devices as well as to microsystems in general (MEMS). They will be able to apply this knowledge for system research and development and to assess and apply principles, concepts and methods from a broad range of technical and scientific disciplines for innovative products.
LernzielThe students are introduced to the fundamentals and physics of microelectronic devices as well as to microsystems in general (MEMS), basic electronic circuits for sensors, RF-MEMS, chemical microsystems, BioMEMS and microfluidics, magnetic sensors and optical devices, and in particular to the concepts of Nanosystems (focus on carbon nanotubes), based on the respective state-of-research in the field. They will be able to apply this knowledge for system research and development and to assess and apply principles, concepts and methods from a broad range of technical and scientific disciplines for innovative products.

During the weekly 3 hour module on Mondays dedicated to Übungen the students will learn the basics of Comsol Multiphysics and utilize this software to simulate MEMS devices to understand their operation more deeply and optimize their designs.
InhaltTransducer fundamentals and test structures
Pressure sensors and accelerometers
Resonators and gyroscopes
RF MEMS
Acoustic transducers and energy harvesters
Thermal transducers and energy harvesters
Optical and magnetic transducers
Chemical sensors and biosensors, microfluidics and bioMEMS
Nanosystem concepts
Basic electronic circuits for sensors and microsystems
SkriptHandouts (on-line)
402-0414-00LStrongly Correlated Many-Body Systems: From Electrons to Ultracold Atoms to PhotonsW6 KP2V + 1UA. Imamoglu, E. Demler
KurzbeschreibungThis course covers the physics of strongly correlated systems that emerge in diverse platforms, ranging from two-dimensional electrons, through ultracold atoms in atomic lattices, to photons.
LernzielThe goal of the lecture is to prepare the students for research in strongly correlated systems currently investigated in vastly different physical platforms.
InhaltFeshbach resonances, Bose & Fermi polarons, Anderson impurity model and the s-d Hamiltonian, Kondo effect, quantum magnetism, cavity-QED, probing noise in strongly correlated systems, variational non-Gaussian approach to interacting many-body systems.
SkriptHand-written lecture notes will be distributed.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesKnowledge of Quantum Mechanics at the level of QM II and exposure to Solid State Theory.
Auswahl: Teilchenphysik
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
402-0726-12LPhysics of Exotic AtomsW6 KP2V + 1UP. Crivelli, A. Soter
KurzbeschreibungIn this course, we will review the status of physics with exotic atoms including the new exciting advances such as anti-hydrogen 1S-2S spectroscopy and measurements of the hyperfine splitting and the puzzling results of the muonic-hydrogen experiment for the determination of the proton charge radius.
LernzielThe course will give an introduction on the physics of exotic atoms covering both theoretical and experimental aspects. The focus will be set on the systems which are currently a subject of research in Switzerland: positronium at ETHZ, anti-hydrogen at CERN and muonium, muonic-H and muonic-He at PSI. The course will enable the students to follow recent publications in this field.
InhaltReview of the theory of hydrogen and hydrogen-like atoms
Interaction of atoms with radiation
Hyperfine splitting theory and experiments: Positronium (Ps),
Muonium (Mu) and anti-hydrogen (Hbar)
High precision spectroscopy: Ps, Mu and Hbar
Lamb shift in muonic-H and muonic-He- the proton radius puzzle
Weak and strong interaction tests with exotic atoms
Anti-matter and gravitation
Applications of antimatter
Skriptscript
LiteraturPrecision physics of simple atoms and molecules, Savely G. Karshenboim, Springer 2008

Proceedings of the International Conference on Exotic Atoms (EXA 2008) and the 9th International Conference on Low Energy Antiproton Physics (LEAP 2008) held in Vienna, Austria, 15-19 September 2008 (PART I/II), Hyperfine Interactions, Volume 193, Numbers 1-3 / September 2009

Laser Spectroscopy: Vol. 1 Basic Principles Vol. 2 Experimental Techniques von Wolfgang Demtröder von Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
402-0738-00LStatistical Methods and Analysis Techniques in Experimental PhysicsW10 KP5GM. Donegà
KurzbeschreibungThis lecture gives an introduction to the statistical methods and the various analysis techniques applied in experimental particle physics. The exercises treat problems of general statistical topics; they also include hands-on analysis projects, where students perform independent analyses on their computer, based on real data from actual particle physics experiments.
LernzielStudents will learn the most important statistical methods used in experimental particle physics. They will acquire the necessary skills to analyse large data records in a statistically correct manner. Learning how to present scientific results in a professional manner and how to discuss them.
InhaltTopics include:
- modern methods of statistical data analysis
- probability distributions, error analysis, simulation methos, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, setting limits and introduction to multivariate methods.
- most examples are taken from particle physics.

Methodology:
- lectures about the statistical topics;
- common discussions of examples;
- exercises: specific exercises to practise the topics of the lectures;
- all students perform statistical calculations on (their) computers;
- students complete a full data analysis in teams (of two) over the second half of the course, using real data taken from particle physics experiments;
- at the end of the course, the students present their analysis results in a scientific presentation;
- all students are directly tutored by assistants in the classroom.
Skript- Copies of all lectures are available on the web-site of the course.
- A scriptum of the lectures is also available to all students of the course.
Literatur1) Statistics: A guide to the use of statistical medhods in the Physical Sciences, R.J.Barlow; Wiley Verlag .
2) J Statistical data analysis, G. Cowan, Oxford University Press; ISBN: 0198501552.
3) Statistische und numerische Methoden der Datenanalyse, V.Blobel und E.Lohrmann, Teubner Studienbuecher Verlag.
4) Data Analysis, a Bayesian Tutorial, D.S.Sivia with J.Skilling,
Oxford Science Publications.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowlege of nuclear and particle physics are prerequisites.
402-0703-00LPhenomenology of Physics Beyond the Standard ModelW6 KP2V + 1UM. Spira, A. de Cosa
KurzbeschreibungAfter a short introduction to the theoretical foundations and experimental tests of the standard model, supersymmetry, leptoquarks, and extra dimensions will be treated among other topics. Thereby the phenomenological aspect, i. e., the search for new particles and interactions at existing and future particle accelerators will play a significant role.
LernzielThe goal of the lecture is the introduction into several theoretical concepts that provide solutions for the open questions of the Standard Model of particle physics and thus lead to physics beyond the Standard Model.

Besides the theoretical concepts the phenomenological aspect plays a role, i.e. the search for new particles and interactions at the existing and future particle accelerators plays a crucial role.
Inhaltsee home page: Link
Skriptsee home page: Link
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesWill be taught in German only if all students understand German.
402-0778-00LParticle Accelerator Physics and Modeling IIW6 KP2V + 1UA. Adelmann
KurzbeschreibungThe effect of nonlinearities on the beam dynamics of charged particles will be discussed. For the nonlinear beam transport, Lie-Methods in combination with differential algebra (DA) and truncated power series (TPS) will be introduced. In the second part we will discuss surrogate model construction for such non-linear dynamical systems using neural networks and polynomial chaos expansion.
LernzielModels for nonlinear beam dynamics can be applied to new or existing particle accelerators.
You create Python based surrogate models of dynamical systems, such as charged particle accelerators using Keras and Tensorflow.
Inhalt- Symplectic Maps and Higher Order Beam Dynamics
- Taylor Modells and Differential Algebra
- Lie Methods
- Normal Forms
- Surrogate Models for dynamical systems
- Surrogate model based neural networks
- Surrogate model based polynomial chaos
- Uncertanty quantification of dynamical systems
SkriptLecture notes
Literatur* Modern Map Methods in Particle Beam Physics
M. Berz (Link)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesIdeally Particle Accelerator Physics and Modelling 1 (PAM-1), however at the beginning of the semester, a crash course is offered introducing the minimum level of particle accelerator modeling needed to follow. This lecture is also suited for PhD. Students.
402-0604-00LMaterials Analysis by Nuclear Techniques Information W6 KP2V + 1UC. Vockenhuber
KurzbeschreibungMaterials analysis by MeV ion beams. Nuclear techniques are presented which allow to quantitatively investigate the composition, structure and trace element content of solids.
LernzielStudents learn the basic concepts of ion beam analysis and its different analytical techniques. They understand how experimental data is taken and interpreted. They are able to chose the appropriate method of analysis to solve a given problem.
InhaltThe course treats applications of nuclear methods in other fields of research. Materials analysis by ion beam analysis is emphasized. Techniques are presented which allow the quantitative investigation of composition, structure, and trace element content of solids:
- elasic nuclear scattering (Rutherfor Backscattering, Recoil detection)
- nuclear (resonant) reaction analysis
- activation analysis
- ion beam channeling (investigation of crystal defects)
- neutron sources
- MeV ion microprobes, imaging surface analysis

The course is also suited for graduate students.
SkriptLecture notes will be distributed in pdf.
Literatur'Ion Beam Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications', M. Nastasi, J.W. Mayer, Y. Wang, CRC Press 2014, ISBN 9781439846384
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesA practical lab demonstration is organized as part of lectures and exercises.

The course is also well suited for graduate students.
It can be held in German or English, depending on participants.
Auswahl: Theoretische Physik
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
402-0883-63LSymmetries in PhysicsW6 KP2V + 1UM. Gaberdiel
KurzbeschreibungThe course gives an introduction to symmetry groups in physics. It explains the relevant mathematical background (finite groups, Lie groups and algebras as well as their representations), and illustrates their important role in modern physics.
LernzielThe aim of the course is to give a self-contained introduction into finite group theory as well as Lie theory from a physicists point of view. Abstract mathematical constructions will be illustrated with examples from physics.
InhaltFinite group theory, including representation theory and character methods; application to crystal field splitting. The symmetric group and the structure of its representations; application to identical particles and parastatistics. Simple Lie algebras and their finite-dimensional representations. Description of representations of SU(N) in terms of Young diagrams; applications in particle physics.
402-0895-00LThe Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions Information
Fachstudierende UZH müssen das Modul PHY563 direkt an der UZH buchen.
W6 KP2V + 1UG. Isidori
KurzbeschreibungTopics to be covered:
A) Electroweak Theory
- Spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism
- The electroweak Standard Model Lagrangian
- The role of the Higgs and the Goldstone bosons
B) Flavour Physics
-The flavour sector of the Standard Model
-The neutral kaon system and CP violation
C) Neutrino oscillations
D) Precision tests of the electroweak Standard Model
LernzielAn introduction to modern theoretical particle physics
LiteraturAs described in the entity: Lernmaterialien
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesKnowledge of Quantum Field Theory I is required.
Parallel following of Quantum Field Theory II is recommended.
402-0886-00LIntroduction to Quantum Chromodynamics
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Fachstudierende UZH müssen das Modul PHY564 direkt an der UZH buchen.
W6 KP2V + 1U
KurzbeschreibungIntroduction to the theoretical aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics, the theory of strong interactions.
LernzielStudents that complete the course will be able to understand the fundamentals of QCD, to quantitatively discuss the ultraviolet and infrared behaviour of the theory, to perform simple calculations and to understand modern publications on this research field.
InhaltThe following topics will be covered:
- QCD Lagrangian and gauge invariance
- Ultraviolet behaviour of QCD: renormalisation, the beta function, running coupling and asymptotic freedom
- Infrared behaviour of QCD: soft and collinear divergences, coherence, jets
- Parton Model, factorisation and Deeply Inelastic Scattering
- Parton evolution in QCD: the DGLAP equations
- QCD at hadron colliders
LiteraturWill be provided at the Moodle site for the course.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesQFT I : A working knowledge of Quantum Field Theory I, at the level of easily performing tree-level computations with Feynman diagrams given the Feynman rules, is assumed.
402-0848-00LAdvanced Field Theory Information
Fachstudierende UZH müssen das Modul PHY572 direkt an der UZH buchen.
W6 KP2V + 1UA. Gehrmann-De Ridder
KurzbeschreibungThe course treats the following topics in quantum field theory:
-Chiral symmetries and chiral anomalies in QED and QCD
-Topological objects in field theory including:
*axions
*Magnetic monopoles
*instantons
-Cosmology related topics including:
*Baryogenesis and inflation
LernzielThe course aims to provide an introduction to selected advanced
topics in Quantum field Theory.
InhaltA sound understanding of it can be viewed as a necessary foundation for research in elementary particle, astro particle physics and cosmology.
LiteraturThe corresponding literature will be given in the entity
"Lernmaterialien"
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisite: Quantum Field Theory I
Recommended: Quantum Field Theory II (to be attended in parallel)
402-0888-00LField Theory in Condensed Matter Physics
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W6 KP2V + 1U
KurzbeschreibungThis class is dedicated to non-perturbative many-body effects in condensed matter physics.
LernzielTo learn modern concepts in many-body condensed matter physics.
InhaltIn this class I will show, by examples, how field theory can describe some important non-perturbative phenomena in condensed matter physics.
SkriptA pdf script in English will be distributed by email to those attending the class.
LiteraturLecture Notes on Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics,
Christopher Mudry,
World Scientific Publishing Company,
ISBN 978-981-4449-09-0 (Hardcover),
978-981-4449-10-6 (paperback)]
402-0810-00LComputational Quantum Physics
Fachstudierende UZH müssen das Modul PHY522 direkt an der UZH buchen.
W8 KP2V + 2UM. H. Fischer
KurzbeschreibungThis course provides an introduction to simulation methods for quantum systems. Starting from the one-body problem, a special emphasis is on quantum many-body problems, where we cover both approximate methods (Hartree-Fock, density functional theory) and exact methods (exact diagonalization, matrix product states, and quantum Monte Carlo methods).
LernzielThrough lectures and practical programming exercises, after this course:
Students are able to describe the difficulties of quantum mechanical simulations.
Students are able to explain the strengths and weaknesses of the methods covered.
Students are able to select an appropriate method for a given problem.
Students are able to implement basic versions of all algorithms discussed.
SkriptA script for this lecture will be provided.
LiteraturA list of additional references will be provided in the script.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesA basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, numerical tools (numerical differentiation and integration, linear solvers, eigensolvers, root solvers, optimization), and a programming language (for the teaching assignments, you are free to choose your preferred one).
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