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Graduate teaching

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.)

Michaelmas 2017

Lectures were given on Physical Kinetics (Prof David Khmelnitskii) and the Fractionalisation of Particles in Physics (Prof Claudio Chamon).

Lent 2018

Path Integrals in Many Body Physics, Prof David Khmelnitski, 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

Localisation, Prof David Khmelnitskii, 26th April, 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd and 24th May.

Fairy Tales

For over twenty years Prof Khmelnitski 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

Michael Rutter's lecture notes

An Introduction to MPI (CDT/MPhil in computational methods / scientific computing), and other computing topics.