Condensed Matter Physics

Condensed matter physics has evolved from solid state physics into a subject which focuses on collective behavior, symmetry, and topological states.  This course provides an introduction to the field, arranged along three major concepts of lattice, electrons, and spins. We survey both central theoretical concepts and their experimental demonstrations, such as Landau levels and quantum Hall effects, superconductivity, and magnetic excitations. Several of these topics are developed from fundamental concepts to an advanced perspective.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Undergraduate level quantum mechanics and statistics.