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, but we might branch out to other fields as well.

Syllabus

A tentative list of topics includes

Tutorials

Tutorials will be held every other week (in one of the lecture time slots, mostly Wednesdays). We will start on Wednesday, April 15th. The exercise sheets will guide you through small projects implementing and applying some of the numerical methods discussed in the lecture.

Assignments

Lectures


Mailing list

We have created a mailing list for this lecture, which will be used to send out further information regarding the lectures, exercise classes, and homework assignments.
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Literature


Prerequisites

The course is intended for master students; it builds on a bachelor level introduction to computational physics as it is taught in many places around the world. If you have not taken such a course, take a look at a recent version of such an introductory course by our group, e.g. Computer-Physik 2014. Light programming experience in python, C++ or some other programming language will be needed to do the exercises.