Fall

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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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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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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