General Information about 880.05 Many-Body Physics
- Course title:
- Many-Body Physics: EFT, RG, and Computation
- There is no single text that covers the relevant material with
the methods we want to use. So we'll use many texts
through handouts and lecture notes. (Most of the texts will be on
reserve at the library.)
- The first-year graduate courses (quantum mechanics,
classical mechanics, statistical mechanics in particular;
electromagnetic field theory will help but is not essential).
Previous exposure to field theory is not assumed.
Talk to Prof. Furnstahl if you're concerned about
- Although the course catalog
title is Nuclear Many-Body Physics
and we will have nuclear
examples often in mind, the actual course title is "Many-Body
Physics: EFT, RG, and Computation". The focus will be on topics in
nonrelativistic many-body (primarily many-fermion) theory
using the techniques and language of
path integral, effective field theory (EFT),
and renormalization group (RG) methods. These methods are used
in modern nuclear many-body theory but also apply directly to
cold atom and condensed matter (and other) systems.
A repeated theme will be how to implement many-body techniques on
computers. This is not only of practical use, but is a good way
to learn or gain a deeper understanding of methods such as path
integrals. (Note: This is NOT the Computational Physics course,
which is being taught in the Winter quarter.)
- Prof. Richard Furnstahl
office: M2048 PRB
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
phone: 292-4830 (office) or 847-4026 (home)
- Dr. Joaquin
office: M2064 PRB
phone: 247-8146 (office)
- Class meets MW from 3:30-5:18pm in Smith 1186.
Optional supplementary classes will be scheduled as we go.
- Office Hours:
- By appointment (asking in class is easiest) and . . .
[to be announced] (Furnstahl)
[to be announced] (Drut)
- Assigned problems [100%]
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