84536 - INTERACTIONS AND CORRELATIONS IN CONDENSED MATTER

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will acquire the basic notions about interacting electron systems, by discussing phenomena such as electron interactions in solids, Mott transition, superfluidity, electron-phonon interaction and elements of BCS superconductivity. He/she will also be acquainted with magnetic systems and their phase transitions.

Course contents

At the end of the course the student will acquire the basic notions about interacting electron systems, by discussing phenomena such as electron interactions in solids, Mott transition, superfluidity, density functional theory, magnetic systems (Ising) and mean field phase transitions.

Readings/Bibliography

Teacher's notebook available on line

Teaching methods

Oral lessons. Exercises in classroom.

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Blackboard and chalk: calculations developed in real time.

Office hours

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