PHYS 598GTC :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Course Description


Introduction to the role of crystal symmetries and Berry phases in modern condensed matter physics. Topics include adiabatic theorems and adiabatic transport, electric polarization, Wannier functions, topological insulators, the quantum Hall effect, and the theory of band representations.

Course 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 560 or equivalent.

Useful Resources

While this course will not follow any single textbook, you may find the following resources useful:

Online Space Group Tables and Tools can be found via at the Bilbao Crystallographic Server