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


  • Patrik Fazekas: Lectures on Electron Correlation and Magnetism, World Scientific, 1999
  • Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, Frithjof Anders, and Mark Jarrel (eds.): Correlated Electrons: From Models to Materials, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2012
  • Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, and Ulrich Schollwöck (eds.): Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Matter, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2013

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

Time Room Start/Finish

Mon. 5pm - 6.30pm

1095 (GRS 102)

09.04.2018 - 16.07.2018 (14 dates)

Thurs. 4.30pm - 6pm GRS Lecture Room Jülich (2009) 12.04.2018 - 19.07.2018 (12 dates)