FYS9180 – Condensed Matter Field Theory
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Path integrals, Quantum phase transitions, Fermions in various dimensions, Luttinger liquids, The renormalization group, Response functions, Quantum Hall effect, Topological terms.
The students should be able to understand research articles and to carry out calculations relevant for condensed matter systems using field theoretical techniques including non-perturbative methods. They should also get a conceptual overview of various phenomena within the renormalization group framework and be able to apply this as a calculational tool. Furthermore, the students should get an understanding of how different experimental probes relate to correlation functions/response functions that can be calculated.
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
The course is not offered the spring semester 2020.
There will be 2 weekly 2 hour lectures for 15 weeks. There will be homework problems which will be discussed in class.
There will be a final oral exam.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: