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.

You apply methods from analytical mechanics and advanced quantum mechanics to calculate nanoscale electronic components and quantum information systems. The methods also gives you an understanding of new forms of symmetry breaking and phase transitions in 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:

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

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