This course assumes that the student has a knowledge of mathematics and physics at the undergraduate level, and has passed courses in Quantum Mechanics at Master and/or advanced Bachelor level.

The course consists of three main parts:

- Scattering Theory
- Lippmann Schwinger equation, Scattering amplitude, t-matrix
- Partial Wave Expansion, Effective Range Expansion, Scattering Length
- Examples: hard-sphere scattering, finite well, ...

- Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
- Klein-Gordon equation: probability density, positive and negative energy solutions
- Dirac equation: standard representation, covariant representation, gamma matrices

- (non-relativistic) Second Quantization
- Symmetrization, Occupation number formalism
- Creation and Annihilation Operators, Commutation, Anticommutation rules for bosons, fermions

- A working knowledge of non-relativistic and relativistic quantum mechanics including time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, relativistic wave equations, and second quantization.
- The ability to understand concepts and to perform calculations of scattering of particles.
- The ability to critically understand and evaluate modern research utilizing quantum theory in condensed matter, nuclear and particle physics.

- Christian Forssén

Room: F8006, Tel.: 772 3261

Email: christian.forssen[at]chalmers.se

- Emil Ryberg

Room: F8101, Tel.: 772 3429

Email: emilr[at]chalmers.se