ITAP Summer Lectures (2009)

Advanced Condensed Matter Field Theory


This series of lectures were offered by Professor Nai-Chang Yeh during a summer school at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ITAP) [] in Turkey from July 14th to July 31st, 2009. The lectures included the following topics:

  • Introduction and Overview of Modern Condensed Matter Physics
  • Non-Relativistic Quantum Field Theory for Many-Body Systems
  • Hartree-Fock and Random Phase Approximations
  • Linear Response theory and Kubo Formalism
  • Electron Phonon Interactions
  • Basics of Fermi Liquid Theory: A Perturbative Aproach
  • Fermi Liquid Theory with non-perturbative Strong Interactions: the Kondo Effect
  • Breakdown of Fermi Liquid Theory & the Luttinger Liquids
  • Interacting Bosons and Superfluidity
  • Introduction to Bose Einstein Condensation in Cold Gases
  • Conventional Theory of Superconductivity
The complete set of lecture notes are made available at the ITAP website and can also be found below. The notes are only intended for personal use and are not for wide distributions. If you have questions about the usage of these lecture notes, please contact Professor Nai-Chang Yeh () directly.

Complete ITAP 2009 Lecture Notes (PDF)