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8.512 Theory of Solids II

As taught in: Spring 2009

The Kondo problem.

Graphical representation of the scattering phase shifts in the Kondo problem. (Image by Prof. Patrick Lee.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Patrick Lee

Course Features

Course Description

This is the second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include linear response theory; the physics of disorder; superconductivity; the local moment and itinerant magnetism; the Kondo problem and Fermi liquid theory.