Advanced quantum theory

June 6, 2016

This summer semester (2016) I am giving a course on advanced quantum theory. This course is intended for theorists with familiarity with basic textbook single-particle quantum mechanics. The main objective is to understand how to study many interacting particles within QM. We will cover second quantisation, scattering theory, and some elementary relativistic quantum mechanics.

The course is now well under way and there are already several lectures available on youtube in the following playlist. I’ll be posting the rest there as the course develops.

 

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The variational principle in quantum mechanics, lecture 3

April 25, 2011

1. Lecture 3: The many body problem

In this lecture the many body problem is introduced in the context of first and second quantisation. The lecture notes can also be found here in pdf format.

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