Computational Many-Body Physics

Mon, Wed 16:00-17:30
seminar room | Institute for Theoretical Physics


Overview

The lecture will provide an overview of modern numerical approaches to many-body systems, both classical and quantum. The in-depth introduction of elementary algorithms will be complemented by application of these methods to fundamental models and phenomena, mostly arising in the context of condensed matter physics.

A tentative list of topics includes

Prerequisites

The course is intended for master students; light programming experience preferable.

Literature

J.M. Thijssen, Computational Physics, Cambridge University Press (2007)
Tao Pang, An Introduction to Computational Physics, Cambridge University Press (2006)
Werner Krauth, Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computation, Oxford University Press (2006)

Exercises