Lecturer: Bernd Braunecker, Jonathan Keeling
Institution: St Andrews
Hours Equivalent Credit: 18
Assessment: Continuous Assessment

This is a biennial course which will not run in 2020/21 but is expected to run in 2021/22.   

Course Summary

These lecturers cover two closely related themes: models of magnetism, and quantum phase transitions. The two parts are  strongly linked in that many of the models we will introduce to describe magnetism turn out to be paradigmatic models of quantum phase transitions. The course is intended to be relevant not just for those working on traditional solid state systems, but also those working on cold atom physics, where many of the same models and questions are also relevant.