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, 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.

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:

158 Loomis Laboratory of Physics

 

 

Instructor:

Taylor L. Hughes

hughest@illinois.edu

Vidya Madhavan

vm1@illinois.edu

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: 2-3pm Thurs

 

 

Textbook:

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

 

Syllabus:

See here.

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