Anno Accademico 2022/2023

  • Docente: Cesare Franchini
  • Crediti formativi: 6
  • SSD: FIS/03
  • Lingua di insegnamento: Inglese
  • Moduli: Cesare Franchini (Modulo 1) Domenico Di Sante (Modulo 2)
  • Modalità didattica: Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza (Modulo 1) Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Laurea Magistrale in Physics (cod. 9245)

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

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.


Introduction: The homogeneous interacting electron gas and beyond.

Second Quantization and second quantized Hamiltonian.

Electron and Phonons.

The polaron problem.

Green's function and Dyson equation.

Feynman diagrams: how to solve the many-problem with pictures.

Dielectric Function and linear response

Theory of Superconductivity

Elements of Quantum Monte Carlo methods


Lectures Notes

Quantum Field Theory for the gifted amateur, T. Lancaster & S.J. Bundell; OXFORD

A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the Many-body Problem, Richard D. Mattuck; Dover


Metodi didattici

Front lectures (Including exercises and numerical simulations)

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Oral exam, possibly accompanied by a project.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Blackboard, Slides, Computer applications

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Cesare Franchini

Consulta il sito web di Domenico Di Sante