Physics 560 - Spring 2023- Instructors: Taylor Hughes 

Condensed Matter Physics


Course description:

The goal of this course is to set the foundation for future coursework and research in condensed matter physics. We will cover topics such as electronic structure of crystalline systems, metals, semi-conductors, magnetically ordered materials, and possibly more advanced topics such as low-dimensional systems and superconductors. The hope is that this course will lay the conceptual framework needed by all experimentally and theoretically minded students to understand the basics of condensed matter physics.

Prerequisite: Phys 427;Phys 580.

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Days, Time:

Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 - 1:50 PM

Known Errata for book:

On page 222, exp(i k R) should be exp(i k (R- v_n’) )

On page 502,  in Section 17.4.9, replace R_H with R_H^{-1}


158 Loomis Laboratory of Physics




Taylor L. Hughes

Instructor Office:

2115 Engineering Sciences Bldg. (ESB)

Prof. Office Hours:

Tuesdays at 11am at 2115 ESB. (Starting Feb. 7)




Yuhao Ma (

TA Offices:


TA Office Hours:

Thursday 4-5pm




Condensed Matter Physics by M. Marder. (2nd Edition)



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