Course FSI3215 (7.5hp)
Instructors: Alexander Balatsky, Edwin Langmann, Konstantin Zarembo
The course is aimed at introducing a number of topics in Condensed Matter Theory through the formalism of Green's functions. Topics will include:
Prerequisites for the course are the working knowledge of quantum mechanics and familiarity with the basic concepts of condensed matter theory.
Ideally, this should be a reading course, where all the problems are solved in class. So pick a problem of your like and prepare to give a presentation on its solution along with an introduction to the underlying theory. You are encouraged nevertheless to solve all other problems on your own.
The course will include a guest lecture by Dmitri Khveschenko (University of North Carolina) on the disorder and interaction effects in graphene and other Dirac/Weyl metals.
Further information about the course can be found at KTH course directory
Dmitri Khveschenko, Scotch tape-induced relativity in graphene: Dirac fermions, chiral symmetry breaking, magnetic catalysis, (anti)localization, and all that.
In this short, yet comprehensive, review, we discuss the main effects of a pseudo-relativistic dispersion on the kinematics, localization properties and interaction-related instabilities in such Dirac (semi)metals as graphene and its analogues. The presentation does not require a prior exposure to the subject, other than the basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and many-body physics.