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Lecture: Advanced Quantum Mechanics (MSc)

Lecturer: David Gross. Exercises: Johan Aberg.

 

Some news about the current plans concerning the exam.

The repeat exam is likely going to take place simultaneously with the first exam for the Advanced QM given by Prof. Achim Rosch this term.

If you have an exceptional reason for needing a grade soon, contact David Gross and Johan Aberg.

For general information, see the central page of the university.

 

Here are the updated results for the first exam.

 

Here is the list of admissions for this year. Send an email to me (Johan Aberg) as soon as possible, if you are not included, but  belive that you should be included. (Include name, matrikel number, and which group you belonged to.) Please note that this list only contain admissions from this year. I know nothing about admissions from previous years.

 

Here is the long awaited Test Exam. It should give a reasonable feeling for the type of questions that will be asked in the real exams.

 

 

 

Course description

This lecture covers more advanced aspects of quantum mechanics, where the topics include:

  • Second quantization
  • Quantum theory of light
  • Relativistic quantum mechanics
  • Scattering theory
  • Some topics from quantum information theory and the application of group theory

Lectures

Monday 10:00 - 11:30 HS III/ Tuesday 14:00 - 15:30 HS III

The first lecture is on October 7.

Course description

Some partial notes. Do not rely on them to cover the entire lecture!

Lecture notes for the lecture at October 15.

Lecture notes for the lecture at November 26.

Exercise classes

The exercise classes take place on Wednesdays.

Klips is now is open for registration to the exercise groups. Please register to your preferred group.

Group When Where Tutor
1 08:00 - 09:30 Old building, Seminar room Theory 215 Björn Ladewig
2 12:00 - 13:30 Old building, Seminar room Theory 215 Ori Alberton
3 12:00 - 13:30 New building, ETP 0.01 Heinrich Fröml
4 14:00 - 15:30 New building, ETP 0.03 Mariami Gachechiladze
5 16:00 - 17:30 HS III Federico Tonielli

Exercises will be posted on Mondays, and the solutions should be handed in the following Monday before the lecture. The sheets can be handed in via the boxes next to the entrance to the department of theoretical physics in the old building. The exercises will be corrected, and are discussed in the exercise classes on the following Wednesday.

Exercises

The exercises can be handed in by groups of at most three people.

Questions

For questions about the exercises, please contact: Johan Aberg.

Exam

Preliminary, informal, possible dates. Check KLIPS.

  • Exam: February 13th, 2.30pm - 5.30pm, HS I
  • Second exam: March 31st, 1pm - 4pm, HS II

To be admitted to the exam, one has to have gathered at least 50% of the points from the exercise sheets, as part of a group of up to three people.

Recommended reading

More to be announced. For now:

  • Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics
  • Ballentine: Quantum Mechanics