Studies and teaching

The Institute for Theoretical Physics offers numerous events for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.

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REGULAR EVENTS BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Courses marked with (*) can also be credited for the specialisation phase in the Master's programme.

In the winter semester

  • Mathematical Methods in Physics / Theoretical Physics A

    The students know the mathematical quantities for describing physical theories. They are able to formulate simple physical problems mathematically and to solve them with analytical procedures as well as numerical, computer-based procedures.

  • Analytical Mechanics and Special Relativity

    The students have understood the logical structure of classical mechanics and special relativity and know the mathematical formulations of the laws. They know prominent examples of the fields and can derive them from the basic equations. The students are able to find analytical solutions for selected problems and to make suitable mathematical and physical approximations in the solution.

  • Statistical physics

    The students master the mathematical description of the main theorems. They are able to apply the concepts of statistical physics to the fields of classical physics as well as quantum theory. They know prominent examples and can treat various ones mathematically.

In the winter and summer semester

  • (Pro-)Seminar: Presenting Physics

    The students are able to familiarise themselves with a given topic under guidance. They can independently research literature and structure and give a lecture. They know common presentation and visualisation techniques. The students master the German technical language in free speech.

    Achieving the competence goals requires continuous participation.

In the summer semester

  • Theoretical Electrodynamics / Theoretical Physics B

    The students know the mathematical quantities for describing physical theories. They are able to formulate simple physical problems mathematically and to solve them with analytical procedures as well as numerical, computer-based procedures.

    The students have understood the logical structure of electrodynamics and know the mathematical formulation of the laws. They know prominent phenomena of electrodynamics and can derive them from the basic equations. The students are able to find analytical solutions for problems in electrodynamics and to make suitable mathematical and physical approximations when solving selected problems.

  • Introduction to Quantum Theory

    The students master the mathematical apparatus of quantum theory. They understand the physical consequences of quantum theory and know the connection to classical physics. They are able to independently apply the mathematical formalism of quantum theory to selected problems. They are familiar with perturbation theory concepts.

  • Advanced Quantum Theory (*)
    • Many-particle systems: Identical particles, Fock space, field quantisation
    • Open quantum systems: Density matrix, measurement process, Bell's inequality
    • Information and thermodynamics: state sums, entropy, thermodynamic equilibrium
    • Semiclassical approximation: Bohr-Sommerfeld, tunnel effect, path integral
    • Relativistic quantum mechanics: Space-time symmetries, Dirac equation
    • Scattering theory
  • Seminar: Advanced Quantum Theory (*)

    After consultation with the lecturers. The seminar must be taken in conjunction with the lecture Advanced Quantum Theory.

REGULAR EVENTS MASTER'S PROGRAMMES

Many courses can also be credited in the Bachelor's degree programme

In the winter semester

  • Quantum field theory

    The students have a deepened, formal understanding of quantum field theory and can independently apply its mathematical-quantitative description methods. They are able to derive the physical content of the mathematical models and classify them in the context of known theories. The students are familiar with the mathematical techniques and know analytical and numerical procedures that can be used to solve problems in the field.

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