University of Colorado Boulder
Modern Topics in Condensed Matter Physics
University of Colorado Boulder

Modern Topics in Condensed Matter Physics

Rahul Nandkishore

Instructor: Rahul Nandkishore

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

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12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Explain superconductivity.

  • Discuss fractionalization and particle statistics.

  • Define topological phases

  • Identify non-equilibrium phases.

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Assessments

8 quizzes, 1 assignment

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

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12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module we introduce superconductivity and a phenomenological (non-microscopic) theory to describe it.

What's included

10 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review3 discussion prompts

In this module we introduce a highly microscopic theory of superconductivity known as the BCS theory. We identify a curious consequence of this theory - the phenomenon of spin-charge separation, which is a special case of fractionalization.

What's included

9 videos2 quizzes2 peer reviews3 discussion prompts

This module introduces the concept of topology, which plays a central role in modern condensed matter physics.

What's included

9 videos2 quizzes2 peer reviews4 discussion prompts

This module introduces non-equilibrium quantum matter, a central topic in modern condensed matter physics.

What's included

9 videos2 quizzes1 assignment2 peer reviews3 discussion prompts

Instructor

Rahul Nandkishore
University of Colorado Boulder
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