SES #  TOPICS  KEY DATES 

1  Coherent States  PS 1 out 
2  Squeezed States  PS 2 out 
3 
Second Quantization Bosons 

4 
Bose Condensation Quasiparticles 
PS 3 out PS 1 due 
5 
Bose condensation (continued); Superfluidity, Vortices 

6 
Fermi Gases Second Quantization 
PS 4 out PS 2 due 
7 
Fermi Liquids Collective Modes 

8 
BCS Pairing Quasiparticles 
PS 5 out PS 3 due 
9  Bogoliubovde Gennes Equation  
10 
Quantized Electromagnetic Field Photons E & M Vacuum 
PS 6 out PS 4 due 
11 
Atoms interacting with an Optical Field Lamb Shift 

12  Casimir Effect 
PS 7 out PS 5 due 
13  Dicke Superradiance  
14 
Feynman path intregral 
PS 8 out PS 6 due 
15 
Tunneling as dynamics in imaginary time 
PS 9 out 
16 
Dissipative tunneling (CaldeiraLeggett theory) 
PS 10 out PS 7, 8 due 
17 
Particle coupled to environment (tunneling suppression & decoherence) 
PS 11 out 
18 
Field integral (bosons) 
PS 9 due 
19 
Field integral (fermions) 
PS 10 due 
20 
Mean field theory (BCS superconductivity revisited) 
PS 11 due 
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