Correlated Electrons


Lecture details

The lecture will be given by Professor Koch.

The following detailed description along with organizational issues can be found on the corresponding website.


  • Atoms and transition metal ions
  • Adding angular momenta
  • Relativistic corrections
  • Many-electrons: mean-field approximation
  • Numerical solution of the radial Schrödinger equation
  • Many-electrons: second quantization
  • Atomic multiplets
  • Exchange mechanisms
  • Hubbard and Heisenberg model, Mott transition
  • Crystal field theory

Specialized learning goals:

  • Understanding the effects of electron correlation in finite systems and of the methods for their efficient simulation.

General learning goals:

  • Planning and managing of a small scientific software project.
  • Presentation and discussion of the results.

Recommended requirements:

  • module Applied Quantum Mechanics


  • P. Fazekas: Lecture Notes on Electron Correlation and Magnetism, World Scientific, 1999
  • E. Pavarini, E. Koch, F. Anders, and M. Jarrell: Correlated Electrons: From Models to Materials, Jülich, 2012
  • P. Fulde: Electron Correlations in Molecules and Solids, Springer, 1995
  • D.C. Mattis: The Theory of Magnetism Made Simple, World Scientific, 2006

For the time schedule, you can also refer to the university calendar:

Time Room Start

Wed. 10.15am -11.45am

GRS Lecture Room Aachen (001)

13.04.2016 (14 dates)

Thurs. 4.30pm - 6pm GRS Lecture Hall, Jülich (2009) 14.04.2016 (12 dates)