FY8302 - Quantum Theory of Solids


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course is given upon agreement with the lecturer. The course gives a description of elementary excitations in solids. Contents: Second quantization, electron-phonon interaction, BCS-theory and superconductivity, electron correlations, metal-insulator transition. The Kondo problem, Fermi liquids, singular Fermi liquids.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to obtain insight into modern quantum theory of solids, and further, through chosen examples, obtain a deeper understanding of key concepts within condensed matter physics, such as phase transitions and correlations. The course is well suited for students who want to achieve a fundamental understanding of the connection between different systems in condensed matter physics, such as metals, semiconductors, ferromagnets, antiferromagnets, superconductors, and strongly correlated systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, colloquia, or guided self study, depending on the number of students. A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Quantum theory of solids, compendium.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIF4923 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2016-12-10 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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