Theory of Solid State Physics

PREREQUISITE: PHYS-GA 2015 OR permission from the instructor.

Non-interacting Fermi and Bose gases; Hartree-Fock approximations; Various instabilities to broken symmetry ground states (Stoner, Peierl's, antiferromagnetism), Random phase approximation theory for Fermi gas: Screening and collective modes; Landau Fermi liquid theory; Kondo effect; Weakly interacting Bose gas (Bogoliubov theory for superfluidity); Superconductivity (BCS theory, Ginzburg-Landau theory, Josephson junctions); Topological insulators and topological superconductors.

Course Information



4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

Aditi Mitra
TR: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 726B 1045