PhD and Integrated PhD coursework
The schedule of ICTS courses for Aug  Nov 2018 are given below:

Course on Fluid Mechanics (Elective: Aug Nov 2018)
Instructor: Rama Govindarajan
Venue: Chern lecture hall, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 AM
First Meeting: Tuesday, 21st August, 2018

Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Core)
Instructor: Suvrat Raju
Venue: Feynman Lecture Hall, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Timings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30  4:00 pm
First Class: Tuesday (2:30 pm), 7th August, 2018
Description: This is a core course covering some fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics. We will discuss some simple linear algebra, Hilbert spaces, the Heisenberg and Schrodinger pictures, discrete symmetries, continuous symmetries with a focus on the theory of angular momentum, perturbation theory, identical particles and some elements of scattering theory. If time permits, we will also discuss some selected topics from quantum information theory.
Textbook: The course will closely follow the textbook "Modern Quantum Mechanics" by Sakurai. Additional references, if required, will be provided in class.
Classical Mechanics (Core)
Instructor: Manas Kulkarni
Venue: Chern lecture hall, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Timings: Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:00  5:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday (4:00pm), 1st August, 2018
Topics:
1) Recap:
 Recap of Newton's laws and their consequences
 System of point masses, Rigid Bodies
 Classical drivendissipative systems2) Lagrangian Formulation:
 Principle of least action
 Noether's Theorem, Symmetries
 Small Oscillations, Applications3) Rigid body motion:
 Euler Angles
 Tops4) Hamiltonian formulation:
 Liouville's Theorem
 ActionAngle variables
 HamiltonJacobi Equations5) Classical Integrable Models and Field Theory:
 Lax Pairs
 Toda Model
 Calogero Family of Models
 Integrable Field Theories
 Integrable Partial Differential Equations and applications in physics.
Statistical PhysicsI (Core)
Instructor: Abhishek Dhar
Venue: Chern Lecture Hall, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Timings: Monday 4:00  5:30pm, Wednesday: 2:30  4:00pm
First Class:Friday, 3rd August, 2018. at 2:15pm
Details: The course on statistical physicsI will be based on the book Statistical Physics of Particles: Mehran Kardar
Topics to be covered:
 Thermodynamics,
 Probability,
 Kinetic theory of gases
 Classical statistical mechanics
 Interacting particles
 Quantum statistical mechanics
 Ideal quantum gases
 Biological Physics (Elective)
Course Title: Biological Physics (Elective)
Instructor: Vijay Kumar Krishnamurthy, Sriram Ramaswamy, Shashi Thutupalli
Venue: Physics department, IISc, Bangalore
Time: Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
First Meeting:Tuesday, 7th August, 2018
Outline
 the living state as a physicist sees it
 what a cell contains
 noise and biological information
 random walks, Brownian motion, diffusion
 fluid flow in cell and microbe biology
 entropic forces, electrostatics, chemical reactions, selfassembly
 macromolecules: statistics, forces, folding, melting
 molecular machines
 electrical transport across membranes: neurons, nerve impulses
 cell membrane mechanics: elasticity, order, shape, dynamics
 the cytoskeleton and cell mechanics
 collective motility
Prerequisites
Mechanics and Statistical physics at 1styear graduate student level
Evaluation
Homework assignments, midsemester & endsemester exams
Reference Texts
 Philip Nelson, Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life (W. H. Freeman, 2014)
 R Phillips, J Kondev, J Theriot, H Garcia, Physical Biology of the Cell (Garland Science 2013)
 W Bialek, Biophysics: Searching for Principles (Princeton University Press 2012)
 And relevant papers
 Quantum and Statistical field theory (Core)
Instructor: Subhro BhattacharjeeTutor : Pushkal Shrivastava
Venue: Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Meeting Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:15 pm  4:45 pm
First Class: Thursday (3:00 pm), January 4, 2018
Course Outline :
 Statistical Mechanics  From the discrete to the continuum
 Quantum Mechanics of particles to continuum Quantum Fields
 Functional integral formulation of QM and QFT
 Parallels and Differences between continuum description of Stat. Mech. and Quantum systems.
 Spontaneous Symmetry breaking
 Wilsonian RG
 Additional reading topics selected by the instructor
 Electromagnetic Theory (Core)
Instructor: R LoganayagamTutor : Chandan Kumar Jana
Venue: Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Meeting Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:30 am  12:00 pm
First Class: Wednesday (4:30 pm), January 3, 2018
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 Condensed Matter Physics  Interacting Systems (Elective)
Instructor: Chandan DasguptaVenue: Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Meeting Time: Mondays: 11:30 am  1:00 pm & Wednesdays: 1:45 pm  3:15 pm
First Class: Wednesday (11:30 am), January 10, 2018
Prerequisites: Courses on elementary solid state physics and statistical physics.
Course Outline :
 Classical systems of particles: Cluster expansion, van der Waals equation, liquidstate theory,classical density functional theory.
 Interacting electrons: HartreeFock approximation, exchange and correlation effects, quasiparticles, Fermi liquid theory, density functional theory. Dielectric function of electron gas  random phase approximation, plasmons, screening. The Hubbard model  metalinsulator transition, spin and charge density wave states.
 Interacting bosons: Weakly interacting bosonic systems, BoseEinstein condensation, superfluidity. Anharmonic effects in phonons.
 Electronphonon interaction: Phonons in metals, electron mass renormalization, effective interaction between electrons, polarons.
 Superconductivity: Cooper instability, BCS theory, GinzburgLandau theory, vortex lattice, Josephson effect.
 Magnetism: Microscopic mechanisms, models, magnetic phase transitions, spin waves.
 Numerical methods for Physics and Astrophysics (Elective)
Instructor: P. AjithTutor : Ajit Kumar Mehta
Venue: Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Meeting Time: Wednesdays & Fridays: 3:30 pm  5:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday (3:30 pm), January 17, 2018
 Classical fields  elasticity theory and fluid dynamics (Reading)
Instructor: Abhishek Dhar
Summary: The course will be based almost entirely on the book "Applications of classical physics" by Roger D. Blandford and Kip S. Thorne. The focus will be on explaining the basics of elasticity theory and fluid dynamics, and their applications to understanding various physical phenomena, both from everyday life and from the laboratory.
Course contents: Chapters 1115 of "Applications of classical physics" available here Chapter 11: Elastostatics , Chapter 12: Elastodynamics, Chapter 13: Foundations of Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 14: Vorticity, Chapter 15: Turbulence