Basic Training in Condensed Matter Physics
Cornell Physics 7654 -- Spring 2018

Wednesdays and Fridays 2:30-4, Rockefeller 230

What is "Basic Training in Condensed Matter Physics"?

Cornell has a very eclectic group of condensed matter theorists: studying topics ranging from cold atoms to the statistical mechanics of biological networks. This course is a venue for sharing that breadth: to give condensed matter theory students broad exposure to the tools/techniques/topics of the various research groups. The title “Basic Training in Condensed Matter Physics” reflects the importance our theory group place on the course. Some topics are indeed “basic” and approachable by first year graduate students in physics or related disciplines. Others are “advanced topics” which more senior students will get more out of. We encourage anyone from any department to attend: theorists and experimentalists.

If you wish to take the course for credit, you must complete two of the three long modules (including all of the homework). We strongly feel that the best way to get the most out of the course is to take it for credit. All students who are in a condensed matter theory group should take the course for credit. Auditors are welcome to attend any or all modules.

Links to the individual modules can be found on the left.