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Research students in TCM are able to take advantage of a wide range of courses offered by the University. Final year undergraduate (Part III) courses in both Physics and Mathematics can be relevant. For some, courses from the CDT in Computational Methods for Materials Science (and the associated MPhil) will be of interest too.
The Group also runs its own graduate lecture programme, mostly in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms. Details of these follow.
TCM graduate lectures(All at 10am in the TCM Seminar Room unless otherwise stated.)
Understanding Electrons in Solids, Prof Volker Heine, Mondays 8th October to 26th November.
Condensed Matter Physics: Beyond the Basics, Prof David Khmelnitskii, Tues and Thurs, 9th October to 17th November.
Topics of Current Research Weds 10th Oct to 28th Nov
These are a set of single lectures from staff members and close visitors on their current research.
- Machine Learning for Molecular and Materials Discovery, Dr Alpha Lee, 10th October
- On the Physics of Dimers, Dr Claudio Castelnovo, 17th October
- Hot Materials: including Temperature in First Principles Simulations, Dr Tomeu Monserrat, 24th October.
- From Random "Sensible" Structures to New Materials, Prof Chris Pickard, 31st October.
- Reservoir Engineering: turning Dissipation into Resource, Dr Andreas Nunnenkamp, 7th November.
- Probabilistic Models of Audio with Continuous Matrix Product States, Dr Austen Lamacraft, 14th November.
- Materials Modelling as "Data Science", Prof Gábor Csányi, 21st November.
- Majorana Fermions, Topological Qubits and Strong Correlations, Dr Benjamin Béri, 28th November.
Fairy Tales, Prof David Khmelnitskii, Fridays, 5th October to 23rd November. 5/10 Drunkard and Policemen, 12/10 Bouncing Ball: π2 in the Exponential, 19/10 Climbing the Mountain: on the Kepler Problem, 26/10 the Mystery of the Balmer Formula, 2/11 Group Theory: Magnetic Groups, 9/11 Calculating the Sums, TBAx2.
Lent 2018 (past)
Path Integrals in Many Body Physics, Prof David Khmelnitskii, 23rd, 25th and 30th January, 1st, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd and 24th February, 1st and 3rd March.
Itinerant Magnetism, Dr Gareth Conduit, 22nd, 29th and 31st January.
Understanding Electrons in Solids, Prof Volker Heine, 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th February.
Complex Networks, Dr Sebastian Ahnert, 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th March.
Easter 2018 (past)
Localisation, Prof David Khmelnitskii, 26th April, 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd and 24th May.
For over twenty years Prof Khmelnitskii has presented his "Fairy Tales." These are stand-alone lectures elucidating a particular topic of mathematical physics. They are given on Friday mornings at 10am, and many remember them for years. They have been appreciated by many, from PhD students through post-docs to professors.
Various lecture notes
Some of TCM's staff members have produced some particularly illuminating and engaging course notes for courses presented elsewhere. A selection of these is presented below.
Ben Simons' lecture notes
Quantum Condensed Matter Physics (Graduate course)
Michaelmas Term 2013, 24 Lectures
Phase Transitions and Collective Phenomena (Part III)
Lent Term 2012, 12 Lectures
Functional Methods in Condensed Matter (Graduate course)
Lent Term 2005: 11 lectures
Quantum Condensed Matter Field Theory (Part III)
Michaelmas Term 2004, 15 lectures