PhD and Integrated PhD coursework

The schedule of ICTS courses for **Jan - Apr 2018 **are** **given below:

**Quantum and Statistical field theory (Core)**: Subhro Bhattacharjee__Instructor__Pushkal Shrivastava__Tutor__:Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore__Venue__:: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm**Meeting Time****First Class:**:**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)**: R Loganayagam__Instructor__Chandan Kumar Jana__Tutor__:Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore__Venue__:: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm**Meeting Time****First Class:**: Please click here for more details**Course Outline**

**Condensed Matter Physics - Interacting Systems (Elective)**: Chandan Dasgupta__Instructor__Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore__Venue__:: Mondays: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm & Wednesdays: 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm**Meeting Time****First Class:**Courses on elementary solid state physics and statistical physics.__Prerequisites:__:**Course Outline**- Classical systems of particles: Cluster expansion, van der Waals equation, liquid-state theory,classical density functional theory.
- Interacting electrons: Hartree-Fock 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 - metal-insulator transition, spin and charge density wave states.
- Interacting bosons: Weakly interacting bosonic systems, Bose-Einstein condensation, superfluidity. Anharmonic effects in phonons.
- Electron-phonon interaction: Phonons in metals, electron mass renormalization, effective interaction between electrons, polarons.
- Superconductivity: Cooper instability, BCS theory, Ginzburg-Landau theory, vortex lattice, Josephson effect.
- Magnetism: Microscopic mechanisms, models, magnetic phase transitions, spin waves.

**Numerical methods for Physics and Astrophysics (Elective)**: P. Ajith__Instructor__Ajit Kumar Mehta__Tutor__:Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore__Venue__:: Wednesdays & Fridays: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm**Meeting Time****First Class:****Classical fields - elasticity theory and fluid dynamics (Reading)**Abhishek Dhar__Instructor:__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.__Summary:__Chapters 11-15 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__Course contents:__