8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems
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.
8.513 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by X-G. Wen.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 37-212.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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