8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems


Class Info

Concepts and physical pictures behind various phenomena that appear in interacting many-body systems. Visualization occurs through concentration on path integral, mean-field theories and semiclassical picture of fluctuations around mean-field state. Topics covered: interacting boson/fermion systems, Fermi liquid theory and bosonization, symmetry breaking and nonlinear sigma-model, quantum gauge theory, quantum Hall theory, mean-field theory of spin liquids and quantum order, string-net condensation and emergence of light and fermions.

This class has 8.05, 8.08, 8.033, and 8.231J as prerequisites.

8.513 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. Levitov.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 26-302.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the 8.513 Web Page, Fall 2008, Coherent and collective phenomena in quantum transport site or on the 8.513 Stellar site.

MIT 8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems Related Textbooks
MIT 8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems On The Web
8.513 Web Page, Fall 2008, Coherent and collective phenomena in quantum transport
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