Theoretical Solid State Physics


Lecture details

This lecture will be given by Professor Pavarini.

Learning goal:

The aim of the course is to provide a thorough introduction to the theory of crystalline materials. The goal is threefold:

  • elucidate the main theoretical concepts
  • introduce computational methods used to study solids
  • illustrate important properties of solids and provide concrete examples

Homework will be assigned each Monday and due following Monday. Exercise sheets will be uploaded to the l2p page. Solutions of the exercises will be discussed during the exercise classes on Mondays. Students will be required to master at least 50% of the homework exercises to participate in the final oral examination.

Recommended requirements:

Quantum mechanics


N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin, Solid State Physics, Saunders College Publishing, 1976
Giuseppe Grosso and Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini, Solid State Physics, Academic Press, 2000
Leo Kantorovich, Quantum Theory of the Solid State, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004
Gerd Czycholl, Theoretische Festkörperphysik, Springer, 2nd Edition 2004
R. M. Dreizler and E. K. U. Gross, Density Functional Theory, Springer Verlag
R. G. Parr and W. Yang, Density-Functional Theory of Atoms and Molecules, Oxford University Press

Time Room Start/Finish
Mon. 10.30am - 12pm Online 26.10.2020 - 08.02.2021
Mon. 12.30pm - 2pm Online 26.10.2020 - 08.02.2021
Thurs. 10.30am - 12pm Online 29.10.2020 - 1.02.2021