Physics 560  Spring 2019 Instructors: Taylor Hughes and Vidya Madhavan
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, semiconductors, magnetically ordered materials, and possibly more advanced topics such as lowdimensional 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. Web Page: http://courses.physics.illinois.edu/phys560/ 

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} 
Location: 




Instructor: 
Taylor L. Hughes Vidya Madhavan 

Instructor Office: 
2115 Engineering Sciences Bldg. (ESB) [TLH] 1018 MRL (Supercon) [VM] 

Prof. Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 11am to 12pm at 2115 ESB. [TLH] 




TA/Grader: 
Eli Chertkov and Mark Hirsbrunner 

TA Offices: 
Eli Chertkov: YYY Mark Hirsbrunner : ESB 4133 

TA Office Hours: 
Eli Chertkov: YYY Mark Hirsbrunner: 23pm Thurs 




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


Syllabus: 
See here. 