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PHYS / AP 295a Introduction to Quantum Theory of Solids

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Course Description: This is an introductory graduate level course in solid-state physics. Lattices and symmetries. Phonons. Electronic Structure of Crystals. Metals, semiconductors, and insulators will be covered. Electrical, optical, and thermal properties of solids will be treated based on an atomic scale picture and using the independent electron approximation. Additional topics from the theory of interacting electrons, including introduction to magnetism and superconductivity, and an introduction to topological insulators.

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ES 170: Engineering Quantum Mechanics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

As a first course in quantum mechanics, tailored for engineering, applied mathematics and computer science students, this course will teach concepts needed to engineer a quantum world, to understand quantum mechanical properties of materials and build an intuition for quantum information science. The course will be a hybrid of lectures on theory, state-of-the-art computational methods ('theory-lab') in quantum simulations and we will use IBM Q Experience, an open access quantum computer. Topics will include periodic potentials, quantizing vibrations in solids, spin matrices, an...

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AP/PHY 278 Computational Physics of Solids and Fields

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

This is a completely revamped advanced computational physics course. This course will be split into two segments: first half will be computational physics of solids and computational quantum chemistry, and the second half will focus on computational physics of fields including light-matter interactions and transport. Our mission is simple: how do we compute properties of quantum materials and their response to light, temperature and external perturbations? We will note that properties...

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ES 170: Engineering Quantum Mechanics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

As a first course in quantum mechanics, tailored for engineering, applied mathematics and computer science students, this course will teach concepts needed to engineer a quantum world, to understand quantum mechanical properties of materials and build an intuition for quantum information science. The course will be a hybrid of lectures on theory, state-of-the-art computational methods ('theory-lab') in quantum simulations and we will use IBM Q Experience, an open access quantum computer. Topics will include periodic potentials and the tight-binding approach, quantizing vibrations in...

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ES 170: Engineering Quantum Mechanics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

As a first course in quantum mechanics, tailored for engineering, applied mathematics and computer science students, this course will teach concepts needed to engineer a quantum world, to understand quantum mechanical properties of materials and build an intuition for quantum information science. The course will be a hybrid of lectures on theory, state-of-the-art computational methods ('theory-lab') in quantum simulations and we will use IBM Q Experience, an open access quantum computer. Topics will include periodic potentials, quantizing vibrations in solids, spin matrices, an...

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APPHY 278: Computational Physics of Solids and Fields

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Graduate-level class in computational physics. Suitable for advanced undergraduates. 

This course will introduce students to advanced state-of-the-art techniques in computational physics of fields and solids, covering ground-state and excited-state phenomena. This course will focus on transport methods including Boltzmann Transport Methods (and associated numerical challenges with 3D electron and phonon transport calculations), computational methods to study the electron-phonon interaction and finite temperature calculations. We will discuss and leverage GPU-...

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