I develop theories of broad range of condensed matter, that includes: quantum liquids, superconductors, magnets, polymers, liquid crystals, colloids, disordered systems, degenerate atomic gases, and critical phenomena, quantum molecular chemistry. The common theme that unifies these topics is the qualitatively important role played by thermal and quantum fluctuations and interactions.
PHYS 3220 - Quantum Mechanics 1
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Introduces quantum mechanics with wave, operator and matrix computational techniques. Investigates solutions for harmonic oscillator, potential well and systems with angular momentum. Develops a quantitative description of one-electron atoms in lowest order.
PHYS 7230 - Statistical Mechanics
Classical and quantum statistical theory, including study of both equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems. Topics covered include kinetic theory, degenerate gases, macrocanonical and grand canonical ensembles, and irreversible processes. Department enforced prerequisite: advanced undergraduate quantum mechanics course.
PHYS 7240 - Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Introduces current research topics in statistical mechanics. Topics vary from year to year and may include phase transitions, critical phenomena, nonequilibrium phenomena, dense fluids, dynamical systems, plasma physics, or quantum statistical mechanics. Recommended prerequisite: PHYS 7230.