Quantum Physics: Study Track - Condensed Matter Theory

The Condensed Matter Theory study track forms part of the Quantum Physics specialisation. You can also design your own study track by choosing elective or restricted elective courses other than the ones proposed here.

In order to describe quantum mechanical systems with many particles, such as cold nuclear gases, neutron stars, quantum fluids, quantum magnets, metals and superconductors, you need to acquire knowledge about a number of quantum field theoretical methods for use in statistical physics.

Methods from analytical mechanics are applied and quantised, and methods from advanced quantum mechanics are, among other things, used to calculate nanoscale electronic components and quantum information systems, as well as to understand new forms of symmetry breaking and phase transitions in alternating of many-body systems.

In the table below, you can find the elective and restricted elective courses which we propose you take to focus your specialisation on condensed matter theory:

* This is a B.Sc. course. If you have not had an equivalent course in your B.Sc., you should follow it here as an elective course.