PHYS 598GTC :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Schedule
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Week  Date  Lecture  Homework 

1  8/22 
Groups Theory Refresher Recommended Reading: Dresselhaus Ch 12 

8/24  
2  8/29 
Group Representations Recommended Reading: Dresselhaus Ch 3 
(due 9/12) 
8/31  
3  9/5 
Crystallographic Groups and Bloch's Theorem Recommended Reading: Dresselhaus Ch 12, Bradley &Cracknell Chs. 1 and 3 

9/7  
4  9/12 
Point and Space Group Representations Recommended Reading: Bradley&Cracknell Ch 4, Dresselhaus Ch 13 

9/14  
5  9/19 
Nonsymmorphic Groups and Compatibility Relations Dresselhaus Ch 13.7, Bradley and Cracknell Ch 3.5, Ch 4 
(due 10/3) 
9/21  
6  9/26 
kdotp Theory 

9/28  
7  10/3 
Hybrid Wannier Functions 
(due 10/17) 
10/5  
8  10/10 
Wilson Loops and Berry Curvature 

10/12  
9  10/17 
TightBinding Approximation 
(due 10/31) 
10/19  
10  10/24 
1D InversionSymmetric Chain 

10/26  
11  10/31 
The Chern Insulator 
Final Presentation Topic Ideas 
11/2  
12  11/7 
Topological (Crystalline) Insulators 
(due 12/5) 
11/9  
13  11/14 
Symmetry Indicators 

11/16  
14  11/21  Fall Break  No Class  
11/23  
15  11/28 
Final Presentations 

11/30  
16  12/5  Final Presentations  