Quantum Many Body Physics (PHYS*7330)

Code and section: PHYS*7330*01

Term: Winter 2020

Instructor: Anton Burkov


Course Infomation

Time Table

Lectures: WF, 10:00-11:20am.
Room: C2-278.


Anton Burkov
email: aburkov@uwaterloo.ca
Offce hours: open door, PHY 369.

Assignments and Grading

Homework: roughly every 2 weeks.
Grade: homework.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to many-particle quantum mechanics, second quantization, coherent states.
  • Path integral formalism for bosons and fermions.
  • Matsubara formalism, formal properties of the Green's function, self-energy, quasiparticles.
  • Linear response theory, metals and insulators.
  • Broken symmetry, mean- eld theories. Theory of superfluidity and superconductivity.
  •  Fractional quantum Hall e ect, fractional statistics in 2D, topological field theories.
  • One-dimensional many-body systems and bosonization.

Recommended texts

  1. J. Negele and H. Orland, Quantum Many-Particle Systems.
  2. X.-G, Wen, Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems.
  3. N. Nagaosa, Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics.
  4. A. Altland and B. Simons, Condensed Matter Field Theory.