Gianni Blatter: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Gianni Blatter
FieldTheoretical physics
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 43.3
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 25 68
RelationshipProfessor Emeritus

402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, K. Schawinski, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0501-00LSolid State Physics Information 0 credits1SA. Zheludev, G. Blatter, C. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0800-00LThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KS. Huber, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, O. Zilberberg, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
ObjectiveThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium is jointly organized by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to bring both students and faculty with diverse interests in theoretical physics together. Leading experts explain the basic questions in their field of research and communicate the fascination for their work.
402-0861-00LStatistical Physics10 credits4V + 2UG. Blatter
AbstractThis lecture covers the concepts of classical and quantum statistical physics, and some aspects of kinetic gas theory and hydrodynamics. In a more advanced part degenerate Fermions, Bose-Einstein condensation, real Bose gases, magnetism, general mean field theory and critical phenomena will be addressed.
ObjectiveThis lecture gives an introduction in the basic concepts and applications of statistical physics for the general use in physics and, in particular, as a preparation for the theoretical solid state physics education.
ContentBasics of phenomenological thermodynamics, three laws of thermodynamics.
Basics of kinetic gas theory: conservation laws, H-theorem, Boltzmann-Equations, Maxwell distribution.
Classical statistical physics: microcanonical ensembles, canonical ensembles and grandcanonical ensembles, applications to simple systems.
Quantum statistical physics: single particle, ideal quantum gases, fermions and bosons.
Degenerate fermions: Fermi gas, electrons in magnetic field.
Bosons: Bose-Einstein condensation, Bogoliubov theory, superfluidity.
Mean field and Landau theory: Ising-, XY-, Heisenberg models, Landau theory of phase transitions, fluctuations.
Critical phenomena: mean field, series expansions, scaling behavior, universality.
Renormalization group: fixed points, simple models.
Lecture notesLecture notes available in german.
LiteratureNo specific book is used for the course. Relevant literature will be given in the course.