Course: נושאים נבחרים במצב מוצק 2021ב

  • Topics


    ·        Phenomenology: phase transitions and universality

    ·        Models: ising, Heisenberg, and more

    ·        Mean field theory and Landau-Ginzburg theory

    ·        Ising model in one dimension

    ·        Real space renormalization group

    ·        Renormalization group and field theory

    ·        Disorder, the Harris criterion, replica symmetry breaking

    ·        Quantum phase transitions

    ·        Superconductivity, vortices and the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition

    ·        The Kondo effect

  • There is no one main textbook in the course. Some of the books, which are relevant to the course are listed bellow. 

    • Goldenfeld - Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group
    • Herbut - A modern Approach to Critical Phenomena
    • Ma - Modern Theory of Critical Phenomena 
    • Kardar - Statistical Physics of Fields
    • Binney, Dowrick, Fisher and Newman - The Theory of Critical Phenomena: An Introduction to the Renormalization Group
    • Menon - Renormalization Group Theory of Critical Phenomena
    • Amit - Field Theory, the Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena
    • Stanley - Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
    • Yeomans - Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions 

  • Lecture/Tutorial

    Group What? Name Day Hours Building/Room
    1 Lecture Yigal Meir Sunday 13:00-16:00

  • Grading

    There will be no exam in the course. The grade will be determined by the homework exercises and the final project.