Winter term 2016/2017

The time window for the winter term 2016/2017 is
Oct 11 - Dec 21, 2016 and Jan 4 - Feb 4, 2017.
The following lectures are offered:

General lecture Nonlinear Dynamics

lecturer:Prof. H Kantz (MPI-PKS)
time:Mondays: 14:50-16:20; Wednesdays: 14:50-16:20 (1st Lect in Oct. 17, 2016)
location:MPI-PKS seminar room 3
content: Introduction into the theory of dynamical systems/chaos: Motivation, three-body problem, ODEs, time-discrete dynamics, bifurcations of fixed points, existence of chaos, pathes to chaos, attractors, characterization of chaotic dynamics (Lyapunov exponents, fractal dimension, KS-entropy), further topics.

General lecture Group Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

lecturer:Dr. P Michetti (Condensed Matter Theory Group, TUD)
time:Mondays: 16:40-18:10; Wednesdays: 16:40-18:10
location:REC/C213/H; REC/C214/H
content: Symmetry in Physics, basics on group theory and general properties of finite groups. Theory of representations, irreducible representations, characters. Discrete groups, double groups, applications to molecular Physics and solid-state Physics.

General lecture Quantum information

lecturer: Prof. W Strunz (Theoretical Quantum Optics, TUD)
time:Mondays: 11:10-12:40; Tuesdays: 11:10-12:40
location:BZW A120 (Zellescher Weg 17)
content: 1. Introduction 2. Quantum states, distance measures, entanglement, correlations, non-locality 3. Quantum communication 4. Quantum computation 5. Physical realization 6. Open quantum systems and quantum operations 7. Information, entropy and capacity

General lecture Many-body theory of condensed matter

lecturer: PD Dr. Markus Garst (Theoretical Solid State Physics, TUD)
time:Wednesdays: 14:50-16:20; Thursdays: 09:20-10:50
location:BZW A251; BZW A120 (Zellescher Weg 17)
content: Methods for Many-Particle Systems: Revision of the Second Quantization, Green Function at Temperature T=0, Mean-Field Theorem, Linear-Response Theory, Green Function at Temperature T>0, Random Phase Approximation (RPA), Density Functional Theory (DFT). Applications: Impurity Scattering, Charge Transport, Electron-Electron Interaction and Screening, Magnetism, Electron-Phonon Interaction, Superconductivity.

General lecture Concepts of Molecular Modeling

lecturer: Prof. G. Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
Dr. R Gutierrez (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time: Tuesdays: 09:00-10:30; Wednesdays: 13:00-14:30
location:ZEU/114/H; ZEU/260/H, Georg-Bähr-Str. 3c
content: The course introduces methodologies to investigate the electronic and structural properties of a broad spectrum of physical systems. The course is accompanied by lab classes. The following topics will be discussed: Adiabatic approximation, Normal modes, introduction to statistical mechanics, iolecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, introduction to electronic structure methods, lab classes.

Special lecture Molecular Electronics

lecturer:Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
Dr. F Moresco (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:Wednesdays: 11.10-12.40; Thursdays: 7.30-9.00
location:Max Bergmann Center, Budapester Str. 27
content: In this lecture I will focus on the basis of molecular electronics. Physicals effects and experimental methods will be treated. The students will learn the main experimental techniques and theoretical tools which allow to investigate and develop electronic systems at the molecular and atomic scale.

Special lecture Time-periodically driven many-body systems:
Theory and recent experiments

lecturer:Dr. A Eckardt (MPI-PKS)
time:Tuesdays: 13:00-14:30
location:SE2/201, Zellescher Weg 20
content:Time periodic forcing in the form of coherent radiation is a standard tool for the coherent manipulation of small quantum systems like single atoms. In the last years, periodic driving has more and more also been considered as a powerful means for the coherent control of many-body systems. In particular, experiments with ultracold quantum gases in optical lattices subjected to periodic driving in the lower kilohertz regime have attracted a lot of attention. Milestones include the coherent control of the quantum phase transition as well as the dynamic creation of topological states of matter. The lecture course will cover the theoretical description of periodically driven many-body systems and its application to recent experiments.

Special lecture Magnetism on the nanoscale

lecturer:Prof. B Büchner (IFW)
time:Mondays: 16:40-18:10
location:IFW SR D2E.31, Helmholtzstr. 20
content: The course will cover the most interesting topics of modern research in the field of unconventional superconductivity. We will discuss novel materials (pnictides, cuprates, ruthenates, etc.) where puzzling phenomena occur, the most advanced experimental methods (ARPES, STM, RXS, etc.) which probe their physical properties as well as the fundamental questions (symmetry of the order parameter, electronic correlations, Fermi surface instabilities, etc.) which stay on the way of complete theory of superconductivity.

Special lecture Condensed Matter Spectroscopy

lecturer:Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dmytro S. Inosov (Neutron Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter, TUD)
time:Wednesdays: 09:20-10:50
content: The goal of the lecture is to present modern spectroscopic methods with examples (e. g. in the area of magnetism). The methods presented are: photoelectron spectroscopy, x-ray spectroscopy, neutron scattering, magnetic resonance techniques, Mössbauer spectroscopy, optical spectroscopy, ion beam analysis, mass spectroscopy, tunnel spectroscopy.

Seminar Measuring Science: How to evaluate excellent research

lecturer: Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
Mr. F Pump (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:[First meeting: 14.10.2016]
NOTE: Participants should send an e-mail to (Florian Pump)
location:Hallwachsstr. 3, seminar room 115
content: Current topics in Materials Science are discussed in presentations by experts and in talks by the participating students. While the experts give a general overview on different aspects, in their presentations the students go into more detail of selected topics. In addition to the scientific content, invited talks given by experts from science and industry and on soft skills are part of the course concept (e.g. on basics of scientific presenting, technology transfer, leadership and entrepreneurship).
Rules of the game: The maximal number of participants is 20.
For each topic one or two students prepare a seminar presentation and a short concept paper; basic literature will be provided.
Class participation is obligatory.
Presentations will be graded according to: understanding, quality of the presentation, ability to discuss the results, ability to ask questions.
Presentations: 45 min., followed by 45 min. general discussion.