date_range Starts on March 30, 2015
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assignment Level : Introductive
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An introduction to quantum physics with emphasis on topics at the frontiers of research, and developing understanding through exercise.

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Lecture 1: Introduction to quantum mechanics. Early experiments. Plane waves and wave-packets
Lecture 2: Interpretation and foundational principles of quantum mechanics
Lecture 3: Feynman formulation of quantum theory. 
Lecture 4: Using Feynman path integral. Quantum-to-classical correspondence
Lecture 5: Back to the Schrödinger picture: bound states in quantum potential wells
Lecture 6: Cooper pairing in the theory of superconductivity 
Lecture 7: Harmonic oscillator. Solution using creation and annihilation operators
Lecture 8: Classical and quantum crystals. Collective excitations in crystals - phonons
Lecture 9: Atomic spectra
Lecture 10: Quantum theory: old and new  
Lecture 11: Solving the Schrödinger equation
Lecture 12: Angular momentum and the Runge-Lenz vector
Lecture 13: Electrical properties of matter
Lecture 14: Gauge potentials, spin and magnetism
Lecture 15: Quantum gases, quantum cryptography and quantum games 
Lecture 16: Topological states of quantum matter

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  • Victor Galitski
  • Charles Clark - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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