About the Course: The Course deals with the prerequisite material for studying advanced level research in Condensed Matter Physics. The course begins with a preliminary discussion on second quantization, followed by zero temperature and Matsubara Greens functions. Applications
to Hubbard model, Kane Mele model and superconductivity are discussed.
Intended Audience: UG and PG students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Engineering Physics/Physics
Pre-requisites: Solid State Physics Course
Dr. Saurabh Basu is a professor at the Department of Physics, IIT Guwahati. The area of expertise is Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, with special emphasis on the correlated boson and fermion systems, topological insulators. He has about 80 research publications in different refereed international journals.
Week 1: Second quantisation Week 2: Applications of second quantisation to free particle systems Week 3: Applications: Quantum Theory of magnetism, Hubbard model Week 4: Greens functions at zero temperature Week 5: Wick’s theorem, Feynman diagrams Week 6: Finite temperature Greens functions – Matsubara formalism Week 7: Applications of Greens functions to superconductivity Week 8: Meissner effect, non-local electrodynamics, BCS theory
Quantum Theory of Many Particle Systems by A.L. Fetter and J.D. Walecka
Many Particle Physics – G.D. Mahan
Quantum Many particle Systems – J.W. Negele and H. Orland
April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
Exam for this course will be available in one session on both 28 and 29 April. The exact session it will be available in (FN/AN) - we shall inform by first week of January 2018.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score .
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of best 6 out of 8 assignments.
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.