IPC Original Courses

Electrodynamics: Luca BAIOTTI

This course aims at teaching the basis of electrodynamics and its applications, in order to standardize the background knowledge of students coming from different academic experiences. The lectures will include the study of the Maxwell equations, electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic radiation.

Classical Electrodynamics

Condensed Matter Theory: Keith SLEVIN

The physical properties of solids, such as whether they are metals, insulators or semiconductors, or whether they are magnetic, superconducting etc., are determined by their electronic structure. The goal of this course is to explain the basic concepts needed to understand the electronic structure of solids and the consequences for their physical properties.

Solid-State Physics

Quantum Mechanics: Luca BAIOTTI

This course aims at teaching the basis of quantum mechanics, in order to standardize the background knowledge of students coming from different academic experiences. It will cover the mathematical formalism and fundamental physical concepts required to describe the behavior of microscopic physical systems, including equations of motion, symmetries and conservation laws, basic applications of wave-mechanics, Schroedinger equation and uncertainty principle, harmonic oscillator, theory of angular momentum and rotation group.

Modern Quantum Mechanics

Introduction to Theoretical Nuclear Physics: Atsushi HOSAKA

Quantum field theory provides the powerful tool to study various processes in the subatomic world. The method enables us to compute phenomena not only of fixed number of particles but also associated with creation and annihilation of particles. This course covers the basics of elementary particles and their interactions. Several examples of quantum electrodynamics are explained and applications are made for scatterings of electrons and photons.

Gauge Theories in Particle Physics: Volume I: From Relativistic Quantum Mechanics to QED, Third Edition (Graduate Student Series in Physics)

Nuclear Physics in the Universe: Tatsushi SHIMA

We seek to re-construct the basic understanding of Nuclear Physics from a rather broad view point by combining the individual knowledge. Applications to nuclear astrophysics is also discussed.

Computational Physics: Yasuhiko SENTOKU

A goal of this class is improving students' computer literacy and programing skill/knowledge, which are indispensable for research or future work. Starting with the basics of numerical techniques, we will learn computational techniques by solving actual physics problems, like, for example, calculating a satellite orbit, nuclear fission reactions, electromagnetic wave propagation, etc. Students are expected to write programs by themselves using a programming language such as Fortran, C, or C++. We will also learn how to use a Linux system and how to visualize numerical results using graphic tools.

Standard courses of the graduate school

Optical Properties of Matter: Setsuko TAJIMA

One of the methods to investigate the electronic properties of solids is an optical spectroscopy in which we introduce light into a solid and detect reflected (transmitted) or scattered light. Since light is reflected or scattered as a result of interaction with various elementary excitations (phonon, plasmon, exciton etc.) within a solid, we can obtain the information about these elementary excitations by observing the reflected light. In this lecture, the basic concept of optical spectroscopy such as the relation between dielectric function and elementary excitations is reviewed.

Synchrotron Radiation Spectroscopy: Shinichi KIMURA

Synchrotron radiation (SR) is a powerful light source in the energy/wavelength region from infrared to X-ray. Nowadays, SR is widely used to obtain the microscopic information of electronic and crystal structures of not only condensed-matters but also biological materials. The technology of SR beamlines and analysis methods is ever-progressing. The goal of this course is to understand the methods of SR spectroscopy and to give an overview of recent topics in SR.

Quantum Field Theory I: Koji HASHIMOTO

Quantum field theory is a universal language to describe a wide area in physics including particle physics, statistical physics, and condensed matter physics. We learn here the basics of quantum field theory and master how to evaluate various physical quantities.

Quantum Field Theory II: Satoshi YAMAGUCHI

Students learn basics of field theory, including non-Abelian gauge theory, spontaneous symmetry breaking, standard model of elementary particles, and soliton.

High Energy Physics: Masaharu AOKI

This course is teaching the physics and experimental methods of high energy physics.

Solid State Theory I: Kazuhiko KUROKI

This course aims at giving an introduction to many-body theory of interacting electron systems. Diagrammatic techiques are introduced to evaluate the thermodynamic potentials as well as the Green function in a perturbational manner. Applications to systems such as the electron gas are also provided.

Quantum Many-Body Systems: Mikito KOSHINO

This lecture treats modern topics related to quantum optics and nonequilibrium quantum dynamics to introduce quantum nature of photons and vacuum fluctuations.
Nonclassical states of lights, Jaynes-Cumming model, damping theory of quantum systems, cavity QED systems, quantum theory of lasers will be included.

Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science
Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka 560-0043, Osaka, Japan