Courses

2022

Fall 2022 Courses

Course Number: PHYS 777-002
Type: Credit Course
Duration:
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 to Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Usual Meeting Time: Tuesdays from 10am-Noon and 230pm-430pm.

This course uses quantum electrodynamics (QED) as a vehicle for covering several more advanced topics within quantum field theory, and so is aimed at graduate students that already have had an introductory course on quantum field theory. Among the topics hoped to be covered are: gauge invariance for massless spin-1 particles from special relativity and quantum mechanics; Ward identities; photon scattering and loops; UV and IR divergences and why they are handled differently; effective theories and the renormalization group; anomalies.

Instructor:
McMaster University

Winter 2022 Courses

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Type: Grad Course
Duration: Monday, January 3, 2022
Usual Meeting Time: Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
Instructor:
University of Waterloo
2020

Fall 2020 Courses

Course Number: PHYS 7900
Type: Grad Course
Duration:
Thursday, September 10, 2020 to Thursday, December 3, 2020

Usual Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm

This course provides a graduate-level introduction to computational fluid dynamics, covering the theoretical concepts and numerical methods that form the foundation of much of modern theoretical astrophysics and cosmology.  Beyond applications in astrophysics and cosmology the concepts introduced here are of relevance in many other fields of physics and engineering.  Assignments will include both analytical problems and hands-on programming problems.  The latter will be python-based and are designed to provide a deeper understanding of the numerical concepts through practical implementation.  A brief introduction to python and jupyter notebooks will be given.

Instructor:
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitat Greifswald

Spring 2020 Courses

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Type: Mini Course
Duration:
Monday, May 25, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020

This course has two main goals: (1) to introduce some key models from condensed matter physics;  and (2) to introduce some numerical approaches to studying these (and other) models.  As a  precursor to these objectives, we will carefully understand many-body states and operators from  the perspective of condensed matter theory.  (However, I will cover only spin models.  We will not  discuss or use second quantization.)

Once this background is established, we will study the method of exact diagonalization and write  simple python programs to find ground states, correlation functions, energy gaps, and other  properties of the transverse-field Ising model.  We will also discuss the computational limitations  of exact diagonalization.  Finally, I will introduce the concept of matrix product states, and we will  see that these can be used to study ground state properties for much larger systems than can be  studied with exact diagonalization.

Each 90-minute session will include substantial programming exercises in addition to lecture.  Prior programming experience is not expected or required, but I would like everyone to have  python (version 3) installed on their computer prior to the first class, including Jupyter notebooks;  see “Resources” below.

Instructor:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
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Type: Mini Course
Duration:
Monday, May 25, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020

The goal of this course is to introduce the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics and a  few of its applications. We will begin by motivating the path integral formulation and explaining its  connections to other formulations of quantum mechanics and its relation to classical mechanics.  We will then explore some applications of path integrals. Each 90-minute session will include roughly equal amounts of lecture time and activities. The  activities are designed to enhance your learning experience and allow you to assess your own level  of understanding.

Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Type: Mini Course
Duration:
Monday, May 25, 2020 to Thursday, June 4, 2020

The aim of this course is to understand the thermodynamics of quantum systems and in the  process to learn some fundamental tools in Quantum Information. We will focus on the topics of  foundations of quantum statistical mechanics, resource theories, entanglement, fluctuation  theorems, and quantum machines. 

Instructor:
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
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Type: Mini Course
Duration:
Monday, May 25, 2020 to Monday, June 15, 2020

The aim of this course is to  explore some of the many ways in which symmetries play a role in  physics. We’ll start with an overview of the concept of symmetries and their description in the  language of  group theory. We will then discuss continuous symmetries and infinitesimal  symmetries, their fundamental role in Noether’s theorem, and their formalisation in terms of Lie  groups and Lie algebras. In the last part of the course we will focus on symmetries in quantum  theory and introduce representations of (Lie) groups and Lie algebras.

Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Winter 2020 Courses

Course Number: AMATH872/PHYS785
Type: Credit Course
Duration:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to Thursday, April 9, 2020
Instructor:
University of Waterloo
2019

Fall 2019 Courses

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Type: Grad Course
Duration:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Usual Meeting Time: 10:00-12:00
Instructor:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Dalhousie University
Course Number: AMATH875/PHYS786
Type: Credit Course
Duration:
Friday, September 6, 2019 to Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Instructor:
University of Waterloo

Spring 2019 Courses

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Type: Mini Course
Duration:
Friday, February 8, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
2018

Fall 2018 Courses

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Type: Grad Course
Duration:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 to Friday, November 30, 2018

Usual Meeting Time: Every Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS 776
Type: Credit Course
Duration:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to Friday, November 30, 2018
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Winter 2018 Courses

Course Number: AMATH872/PHYS785
Type: Grad Course
Duration:
Friday, January 5, 2018 to Friday, April 6, 2018
Instructor:
University of Waterloo
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Type: Credit Course
Duration:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 to Thursday, March 29, 2018
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
2017

Fall 2017 Courses

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Type: Mini Course
Duration:
Monday, October 16, 2017 to Monday, November 20, 2017
Invited Speaker:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Type: Grad Course
Duration:
Friday, September 8, 2017 to Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Usual Meeting Time: 4-5:15
Instructor:
University of Waterloo

Spring 2017 Courses

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Type: Grad Course
Duration:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to Saturday, June 10, 2017
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Winter 2017 Courses

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Type: Credit Course
Duration:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Friday, April 7, 2017
Instructor:
University of Waterloo
2016

Fall 2016 Courses

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Type: Grad Course
Duration:
Monday, September 26, 2016 to Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Usual Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 2-3:30
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

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2018/2019

Type: PSI Course

Course Number: PHYS 602
Duration:
Monday, November 16, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020
Course Number: PHYS 603
Duration:
Monday, November 16, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020
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Duration:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to Thursday, April 9, 2020
Instructor:
York University

Type: Elective Course

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Duration:
Monday, January 13, 2020 to Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Duration:
Monday, January 6, 2020 to Friday, March 6, 2020
Instructor:
BRAC University
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Duration:
Monday, January 6, 2020 to Friday, January 24, 2020
Instructor:
King's College London - Department of Mathematics
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Duration:
Monday, January 6, 2020 to Friday, January 24, 2020
Instructor:
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Course Number: PHYS 647
Duration:
Monday, April 15, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019
Instructor:
BRAC University
Course Number: PHYS 649
Duration:
Monday, April 15, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS 641
Duration:
Monday, April 15, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019
Instructor:
Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)
Course Number: PHYS 623
Duration:
Monday, March 25, 2019 to Friday, April 12, 2019
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS
Duration:
Monday, March 25, 2019 to Friday, April 12, 2019
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS 777
Duration:
Monday, March 25, 2019 to Friday, April 12, 2019
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS 650
Duration:
Monday, March 4, 2019 to Friday, March 22, 2019
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS 635
Duration:
Monday, March 4, 2019 to Friday, March 22, 2019
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS 777
Duration:
Monday, March 4, 2019 to Friday, March 22, 2019
Instructor:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS 777
Duration:
Monday, January 28, 2019 to Friday, March 22, 2019
Instructor:
BRAC University
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Course Number: PHYS 636
Duration:
Monday, January 28, 2019 to Friday, February 15, 2019
Instructor:
King's College London - Department of Mathematics
Course Number: PHYS 622
Duration:
Monday, January 28, 2019 to Friday, February 15, 2019
Instructor:
York University
Course Number: PHYS 637
Duration:
Monday, January 7, 2019 to Friday, January 25, 2019
Instructor:
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

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