Course Synopses

16:750:620 INTRODUCTION TO MANY-BODY THEORY (3)

  • Course Description:

    Prerequisite: 750:502 Quantum Mechanics, or equivalent. Hartree-Fock and Thomas-Fermi methods, elementary excitations, theory of the Fermi liquid, properties of liquid helium; many-body perturbation theory at zero and finite temperature, statistical mechanics of many-particle systems, Green's function techniques, systems of interacting bosons and fermions, collective modes, theory of superconductivity and superfluidity, properties of nuclear matter. (A second semester of Many-Body Problems is available, temporarily listed as 682 Advanced Topics in Condensed Matter.)

    Many body physics provides the framework for understanding the collective behavior of vast assemblies of interacting particles. This course provides an introduction to this field, introducing you to the main techniques and concepts, aiming to give you first-hand experience in calculations and problem solving using these methods. 

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