MPSD Hamburg, Wintersemester 2017/18
IMPRS Focus Course: Topological band theory
Location: Sem. Rm. V, CFEL building 99, DESY campus.
Dates: January 29 – February 2, 2018.
14:30 – 17:30.
Course material:
Lecture notes
Excursion: Time-reversal symmetry and Kramers theorem
Kitaev chain and Majorana edge modes
Chern insulator on a ribbon with chiral edge modes
Useful references:
Online course: “Topology in Condensed Matter: Tying Quantum Knots”
Charlie Kane’s lecture notes “Topological band theory and the Z2 invariant”
Review article by Hasan and Kane on topological insulators
Review article by Qi and Zhang on topological insulators and superconductors

IMPRS Focus Course: Superconductivity
Location: Sem. Rm. V, CFEL building 99, DESY campus.
Dates: November 20-24, 2017.
14:30 – 17:30.
Course material:
Lecture Notes
Presentation on high Tc materials

MPSD Hamburg, Sommersemester 2017
IMPRS Core Course: Solid State Physics
Location: Sem. Rm. IV, CFEL building 99, DESY campus.
Dates: May 2-5, 2017.
Tuesday, 9:00 – 12:30; Wednesday, 9:30 – 13:00 (hands-on tutorial); Thursday, 12:00 – 16:15; Friday, 9:30 – 13:00.
Course material:
Notes part 1: Drude model, band theory
Hands-on tutorial: Computation of 2D band structures with plane-wave expansion
Band structure source code (C++), script for plots
Plots of band structures
Notes part 2: Tight-binding, screening
Notes part 3: Phonons, Peierls transition, Ginzburg-Landau theory
Notes part 4: Magnetism
The course was based on the previous lecture given by Martin Eckstein:
Lecture notes Martin Eckstein, IMPRS course 2016

University of Hamburg, Wintersemester 2016/17
Master Course: Field Theory for Nonequilibrium Systems
Wednesday 8:30 – 10:30, Jungiusstrasse 9, Seminar Room 6
Friday 14:25-15:55, CFEL building, Luruper Chaussee 149 (DESY), SR O2.104 (2nd floor).
Friday 16:10-17:40, CFEL building 99, Luruper Chaussee 149 (DESY), SR O2.104 (2nd floor).
How to get to CFEL.

The study of non-equilibrium phenomena in many-body systems has become a very active field of research, with applications to laser-induced dynamics in complex solids and cold atom systems (“quantum simulators”), as well as transport in quantum dots and nanostructures. The course will cover the basic theoretical concepts in this field (using the language of path integrals and field theoretical techniques), including non-equilibrium statistical physics, classical stochastic systems (Langevin Equation, Fokker-Planck equation), the Keldysh formalism, and quantum transport.