Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Prof. Dr. Martin Zirnbauer, Charles Guggenheim
Lectures: Mondays 10 a.m. and Tuesdays 2 p.m. in lecture hall 3
Exercise classes: Wednesdays
Exam: February 22nd 2018, 14:30-17:30 in lecture hall 1
Second exam: April 3rd 2018, 13:00-16:00 in lecture hall 2

If you have any questions about the lecture or the exercises, you can visit me in my office (room 209 in the old building, tel: 4209) or write an E-mail.

Excercise sheets

The new exercise sheets will be uploaded on monday and you will have until the next monday 12 p.m. to work on them. Please write your name, matriculation number and your group on your solutions and throw them in the box (assigned to your group) on the left hand side of the entrance to the institute for theoretical physics.

  • Oct. 9th - 1st excercise sheet ( Oct. 11th - exercise 1.3 was added)

  • Oct. 16th - 2nd excercise sheet

  • Oct. 23rd - 3rd excercise sheet (Nov. 3rd - some minor corrections to exercise 3.2.a were made)

  • Oct. 30th - 4th excercise sheet (Nov. 3rd - a typo in exercise 4.3.d was corrected)

  • Nov. 6th - 5th excercise sheet (Nov. 8th - a few typos were corrected)

  • Nov. 13th - 6th excercise sheet (Nov. 16th - a few signs in exercise 6.2 were corrected)

  • Nov. 20th - 7th excercise sheet (Nov. 20th - two typos in exercise 7.1.a were corrected)

  • Nov. 27th - 8th excercise sheet

  • Dec. 4th - 9th excercise sheet

  • Dec. 11th - 10th excercise sheet

  • Dec. 18th - 11th excercise sheet

  • There are five exercise classes. Times and places are:

  • Group 1 - 8:20 a.m. at Seminar room Theory (old building) - Emilio Torres

  • Group 2 - 8:20 a.m. at Seminar room 0.03 (new building) - Martin Zirnbauer

  • Group 3 - 12 p.m. at Seminar room Theory (old building) - Lorenz Mayer

  • Group 4 - 12 p.m. at Seminar room 0.03 (new building) - Terenz Feng

  • Group 5 - 2 p.m. at Seminar room 0.03 (new building) - Zhong Chao Wei

  • Please check the current groups for the exercise classes here.

    Current issues

    Current information about this course can be found here.

  • Dec. 6th - On Friday, Dec. 15th, there will be an extra tutorial class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Seminarroom of the 1. Physikalische Institut where you can ask questions about topics from the lecture course. Feel free to send an E-mail to cg with questions or topics you would like to talk about in advance.

  • Dec. 6th - Literature about Lie Groups can be found below.

  • Nov. 8th - The appointment for the second exam is online. (See above)

  • Oct. 27th - Next wednesday, November 1st, is a public holiday and there will be no exercise classes. Therefore, there will be an exercise class for all students on thursday, November 2nd, at 4 p.m. in lecture hall 2

  • Oct. 19th - The appointment for the first exam is online. (See above)

  • Oct. 16th - On wednesday, 18.10.17, the first exercise class will be held. Please check the current groups for the exercise classes here.

  • Oct. 9th - Use your KLIPS2.0 account to register for the exercise classes, the course number is 14756.2003. The fist exercise class will be held on October 18th.

  • Script

    The lecture notes will be uploaded here.

    Lecture notes


      Here are some texts about Lie groups for further reading on the topic.

    • Introduction to Lie Groups and Lie Algebras - by A. Kirillov

    • Introduction to Lie Groups - by A. Savage

    • An introduction to matrix groups and their application - by A. Baker

    • Matrix Groups for Undergraduates - by K. Tapp (Only the table of contents. You can can get a four week trial at )