Prof. Benjamin Svetitsky |
Kaplun 409 |
640 8870 |
bqs@julian.tau.ac.il |

Ran Ber |
Kaplun 423 |
640 5234 |
ranber@tau.ac.il |

The course is given in the first semester, 3 hours of lecture and a one hour exercise session each week.

Monday 9–11 and Thursday 12–13 in Shenkar 222

Wednesday 16–17 in Orenstein 103

- Multi-electron atoms — Hartree–Fock approximation
- Many-body physics: Fock space formalism
- Field quantization: general formalism, non-relativistic fields
- Quantization of the electromagnetic field
- Polarization, density matrix
- Coherent states, radiation from classical current
- Radiation from atoms
- Planck Law, Einstein coefficients, stimulated emission
- Rayleigh scattering
- Pairing; the BCS theory of superconductivity
- Relativistic quantum mechanics: the Dirac equation
- The relativistic spectrum of the hydrogen atom

- H. A. Bethe and R. Jackiw,
*Intermediate Quantum Mechanics* - D. Koltun and J. Eisenberg,
*Quantum Mechanics of Many Degrees of Freedom* - J.J. Sakurai,
*Advanced Quantum Mechanics* - G. Baym,
*Lectures on Quantum Mechanics*

- M. Tinkham,
*Introduction to Superconductivity* - J. Bjorken and S. Drell,
*Relativistic Quantum Mechanics*

Homework will be distributed via Moodle, as will the
solutions. Homework is to be handed in every week at the
exercise session. The final grade will be composed of the
homework grade (30%) and the final exam grade (70%).

- K. Gottfried,
*Quantum Mechanics, Vol.1: Fundamentals* - A. Messiah,
*Quantum Mechanics* - H. A. Bethe and E. E. Salpeter,
*Quantum Mechanics of One- and Two-Electron Atoms*

- A. L. Fetter and J. D. Walecka,
*Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems*