Course Synopses

16:750:682 ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOLID-STATE PHYSICS (3)

  • Course Description:

    This course will provide an introduction to strongly correlated electron systems.   There will be a lot of discussion and interaction. Starting with a path-integral approach to many body physics, we will discuss broken symmetry in magnetism and superconductivity, going on to discussanisotropic superconductivity,  local moment formation, the Kondo Lattice and the physics of heavy fermion materials and quantum criticality.  We will end with a discussion of topological matter, including the quantum Hall effect and the strong topological insulator.   The course will be based in part on the last seven chapters of my book, "Introduction to Many-Body Physics". 

  • Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/grad/681/