Notice: Time of the lecture changed from 8-10 Wednesday to 8-10 Monday. The first meeting is on 8-10 Wednesday in Room ENC-B 205 (instead of ENC-120).

Lectures: H. Chau Nguyen (email)

Exercises: Mei Yu (email)

Time and place: 8-10 Monday and Friday, ENC-D 120 (Lectures); 16-18 Wednesday, ENC-D 120 (Exercises);

### Prerequisites

- Basic quantum mechanics
- Linear algebra and analysis

### Contents

- General overview of condensed matter physics
- CMP phases, crystals and their symmetry, X-ray scattering
- Phonons, thermal properties, neutron scattering, the Moessbauer’s effect
- Electron in the lattices, band-gap theory, tight-binding models, topology
- Basic theory of transport, Hall effect
- Quantum transport, Anderson localisation, quantum Hall effect
- Basic aspects of interacting models

### Lectures

### References

- Steven M. Girvin and Kun Yang,
*“Modern condensed matter physics,”*Cambridge University Press 2019.

This is a modern approach to condensed matter theory, which is also the approach I adopted for this course. The contents of the course are however adapted/simplified so that it is suitable also for advanced undergraduate students. - Ashcroft and Mermin,
*“Solid state physics,”*Thomson 1976.

This is a somewhat more traditional approach to solid state physics. Occasionally I use this to supply more intuition when necessary. - Steven H Simon,
*“The Oxford Solid state basics,”*Oxford 2019. - Alexander Zagoskin,
*“Quantum theory of Many-body systems,”*Springer 2014. - Alexander Altland and Ben Simons,
*“Condensed Matter Field Theory,”*Oxford 2007.