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Seminar: 5.04.4882 Many-body perturbation theory - Details
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Course name Seminar: 5.04.4882 Many-body perturbation theory
Course number 5.04.4882
Semester Sommersemester 2021
Current number of participants 10
Home institute Institute of Physics
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Wed., 14.04.2021 10:15 - 11:45, Room: (online)
Type/Form S
Participants • Many-body systems of identical particles
• Single-particle Green’s functions: properties and physical meaning
• Two-particle Green’s functions
• Adiabatic perturbations
• Feynman diagrams
• Wick’s theorem
• The random-phase approximation and the GW approximation
• The Bethe-Salpeter equation
Pre-requisites Quantum mechanics, electrodynamics
Lehrsprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

(online) Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (14x)


This course is aimed to provide an overview of the advanced methods of quantum mechanics for the study of many-particle problems in condensed-matter physics. The formalism of the single-particle and two-particle Green’s functions will be introduced and their connections with state-of-the-art numerical methods for electronic-structure theory will be disclosed.
The course is primarily aimed to graduate students with a study and/or research profile in theoretical physics. However, the participation of graduate students and young researchers with an experimental background is equally welcome.
Solid knowledge of quantum mechanics is a must to attend this course. Familiarity with theoretical solid-state physics and with the electronic-structure theory methods is a plus.