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Lecture: Advanced Quantum Mechanics (MSc)

Lecturer: David Gross. Exercises: Johan Aberg.


For some of you it might be impossible to register for the exam via Klips (e.g., if you are a bachelor student, but there are also some other cases). If so, you can write me (Johan Aberg) an email and tell me that you want to take part in the exam. Please add your full name, your matrikel number, and whether you are a bachelor or master student (or if you are not enrolled as a physics student). Please note that if you can register via Klips, you should register via Klips. Note also that the deadline for registering via email is the same as for Klips.


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


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.


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


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


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