ITP Lecture Archive

Proseminar on Modern Topics in Condensed Matter – FS 2014

General Information

This proseminar is supervised by R. Chitra and spans over the very
rich field of Quantum Magnetism. This field essentially explores the
physics of interacting localized quantum spins in various spatial

Topic assignment

The topics covered in this proseminar will be assigned in a preceding
meeting on Monday 09.12.2013. To facilitate the choice of a specific
topic, students attending this meeting are asked to familiarize with
the general topic by reading the general overview provided below.

Modern Topics in Condensed Matter - General Overview [.pdf]


The student prepares a presentation of around, but not more than,
one hour duration, on a specific topic assigned in advance. A tutor
from the Institute of Theoretical Physics will provide literature and
give a feedback on the student's progress. Students keep the tutor
informed about their work in weekly meetings, starting (at least) 6
weeks before the date of the final presentation.

Requirements for passing the module