Classical and quantum phase transitions: Critical Phenomena and the RG

Advanced course given by Alessandro Silva

Term: 3

Start: 20-01-2020 End: 25-03-2020 Room: 131

Credits: 6

Schedule: Mon 14:00 - 16:30, Tue 14:00 - 16:30, Wed 14:00 - 16:30


This main topics of this course are going to be critical phenomena and the Renormalization group starting from the basics (universality, scaling, real space RG), to classical applications (epsilon expansion, KT transition), to quantum critical phenomena and applications to quantum nonequilibrium physics.



The course is organized in two modules, each worth 4 credits.