Lectures: Winter Semester 2023/24
The 2023/24 winter semester runs from October 1st 2023  March 31st 2024. Lectures run from October 9th 2023 to December 20th 2023 and again from January 4th to February 3rd 2024.
General Lectures
lecture:  
lecturer:  Dr. M. Bukov / Dr. P. Claeys / Prof. Dr. R. Moessner  
time:  Tuesday, Thursday: 13:00  14:30  
location:  Seminar Room 13 (SR13), Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Noethnitzer Str 38, Dresden 01187  
content:  Introduction to modern quantum manybody dynamics, covering foundations (quantum chaos and quench dynamics) and advanced topics (manybody localization, driving and Floquet engineering, time crystals, quantum circuits). A small supervised research component, with projects including very recent developments, is an important part of the course.  
start:  October, 10th 
lecture:  Theoretical Quantum Optics  
lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Walter Strunz (TUD)  
time:  Lecture: Tuesday 11:10  12:40, Thursday 13:00  14:30; Tutorial: Thursday 13:00  14:30  
location:  BZW/A120  
content:  1. Introduction 2. Light and its quantization 3. Quantum states of light, coherence, detection 4. Matterlight interaction and simple models thereof 5. Irreversible processes, master equations 6. Cavity QED and applications  
start:  October, 10th 
lecture:  Quantum Information Theory  
lecturer:  Dr. G. Schaller / Prof. Dr. R. Schützhold  
time:  Mondays, Tuesdays 14:5016:20  
location:  BZW A 120  
content:  In winter semester 2023/24 I will offer a lecture on quantum information theory topics include

Specialised Lectures
lecture:  Foundations of Charge Particle Optics  
lecturer:  Prof. A. Lubk (TU Dresden)  
time:  Wednesday 16:4018:10  
location:  REC/C118/U  
content:  electric and magnetic fields in charge particle optics (CPO), Hamiltonian equations of motion, paraxial approximation, aberrations, ray tracing, basic elements (e.g., round lens, sector magnet) and modern applications (energy filter, monochromator, electron microscope, focused ion beam)  
start:  October, 11th 
lecture:  Geometry and Topology in Quantum Physics  
lecturer:  Prof. Dr. J. Budich (TUD)  
time and location:  Lecture: Tuesday 2:50  4:20 PM room SE2/201 and Wednesday 4:40  6:10 PM in room REC/B214, additionally live via zoom Tutorial: Wednesday gW. REC/B214  
content:  In this lecture, we discuss the role of geometry and topology in quantum physics. We start with a both phenomenological and formal treatment of geometric (Berry) phases. Building up on these concepts, we study in the framework of quantum manybody physics the theory of topological phases such as topological insulators and superconductors as well as NonHermitian topological phases. 
lecture:  Low temperature physics of quantum materials  
lecturer:  Prof. Dr. E. Hassinger (TUD)  
time and location:  Lecture: Tuesday 11:10  12:40 (REC/D16)  
content:  In this lecture, we will study the physics of fundamental quantum phenomena like BoseEinstein condensation, Fermi liquid and superfluidity occurring in condensed matter systems at low temperature. We will also focus on different bulk experimental techniques used in lowtemperature labs and what they can tell us. 
lecture:  Machine Learning  
lecturer:  Dr. P. Steinbach  
time and location:  Lecture: Friday 13:00  14:30 (REC/D16)  
content:  Machine learning (ML) has become widespread in industry, technology and society in recent years. This spread has not even stopped at physics. In this lecture, the basics of modern ML are taught. The paradigms of supervised, selfsupervised and unsupervised learning will be discussed. In addition to classical ML, we will also discuss the methods of Deep Learning in detail and conclude the lecture with generative approaches. The lecture aspires to deepen the subject taught using exercises and examples. 
lecture:  Path integral formalism for quantum matter  
lecturer:  Dr. F. Nogueira / Prof. Dr. J. van den Brink  
time:  Thursday 09:2010:50  
location:  IFW  
content:  1. Introduction to the path integral formalism 2. Bose systems (BoseEinstein condensation, interacting Bose systems, BoseHubbard model, BKT transition) 3. Hubbard model 4. Effective quantum and classical magnetic systems 
lecture:  Rydberg Physics of Atoms, Molecules and Ultracold Gases  
lecturer:  Dr. Matthew Eiles  
time:  Monday 11:1012:40  
location:  MPIPKS room 1D1  
content:  This course will survey topics in modern AMO theory with an emphasis on applications in Rydberg systems, including:
The course will introduce several different theoretical and numerical approaches to solving problems in AMO theory. Most of the key concepts will be taught using modern research problems as a basis. Background experience in quantum mechanics, mathematical methods, and computational physics will be assumed; background knowledge in AMO physics will be helpful but topics will be taught without relying on too much background knowledge.  
start:  October, 9th 
lecture:  Superconductivity II  
lecturer:  Prof. B. Büchner / Dr. H.J. Grafe  
time:  Monday 11:1012:40  
location:  IFW B3E.26  
content:  Intro, Phenomena, type I / II; GLtheory; Conventional / unconventional SC, swave, dwave…, conventional with high Tc; Intro/ Pnictides; Iron pnictides: Magnetism vs. Superconductivity; Cuprates; Competing orders in Cuprates; Order parameter in Cuprates; New superconductors  
start:  October, 9th 
lecture:  The Physics of 2D Quantum Materials  
lecturer:  Prof. B. Büchner, Dr. A. Popov, Dr. U. Vool, Dr. N. Poccia, Dr. A. Koitzsch & Dr. L. Corredor Bohorquez  
time:  Monday 16:4018:10  
location:  IFW D2E.27  
content:  When the available dimensionality of a system is reduced, its internal structure and physical response can change drastically. 2D materials behave completely differently from their 3D counterpart, and have given rise to a new class of semiconductors, insulators, metals, magnets and superconductors. These materials can be tuned in situ by electrical gating, and new materials can be created “by design” by stacking different material layers, sparking significant interest for fundamental study of condensedmatter physics and technological applications. This class will introduce this novel field of study, focusing on several central subclasses of 2D quantum materials: • Graphene: massless electrons, ballistic transport, emergent effects in multilayers • Transition metal dichalcogenides: layer dependence, spectroscopy, and topology • 2D magnetism, antiferromagnets, and magnetic topological insulators • 2D superconductivity  
start:  October, 9th 
lecture:  Ultrafast methods of solid state physics  
lecturer:  Prof. Dr. S. Kaiser  
time:  Wednesday 13:00  14:30  
location:  REC/C118  
content:  Laser, ultrashort laser pulses, puls characterisation,pumpprobe spectroscopy, time resolved methods (optics incl. optical parametric amplifiers, THz, SHG/THG, ARPES, XRays, ...), electronic response in the solid state, coherent phonons, correlated systems, collective modes, optical control, light induced phase transitions, Higgsspectroscopy 