Lecturer 
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Büchler 
Begin of Lecture 
12.04.2017 
Time / Location 
 Wednesday: 09:45  11:15 a.m., Pfaffenwaldring 57, 4.331
 Friday: 02:00  03:30 p.m., Pfaffenwaldring 57, 5.331

Language 
Lecture: English / Tutorials: English 
General Information 
 There are two types of exercises: "Written" exercises are handed in in class and graded/corrected by the tutor. "Oral" exercises are discussed in the tutorials and presented by students on the blackboard.
 Admission to the final exam requires 80% of the written scores, 66% of the oral scores, and presenting a problem on the blackboard in class twice.
 The exercises will start from 19.04.2017.
 The registration for the exercise groups will be active from Wednesday, 12.04.2017, 2 pm. To register, you need the Lecture Key given in the first lecture.
 If you assign a password at the registration, you can request your current scores here.

Examination 
 There will be an oral examination at the end of the course. Details will be given in the lecture.

Literature 
 G. Blatter: Festkörperphysik (ETH Zürich), username: student, password is the lecture key.
 A. Muramatsu, Solid State Theory
 A. H. Castro Neto, Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics
 N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin, Solid State Physics, Sauders College Publishing, 1976
 J. M. Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids, Cambridge University Press, 1972
 W. Jones and N. H. March, Theoretical Solid State Physics, John Wiley, 1973
 A. L. Fetter and J. D. Walecka, Quantum Theory

Topics 
Development of a deepened knowledge of Advanced Theoretical Physics, i.e., Thermodynamics, Statistics and ManyBody Theory. Ability to transfer thermostatistical and solidstatephysical concepts inside different fields of physics; model development. Wellfounded insights into advanced topics of quantum statistics. Crosslinked knowledge of the problems of SolidState Theory like phonons, electrons in solids, magnetism and superconductivity.
 Crystal structure
 Lattice vibrations
 Electrons in a periodic potential
 Interacting electrons
 Collective excitations
 Superconductivity
 Magnetism

Additional Material 
The script is in German only!

Exercises 
