read through and develop at least a basic level of proficiency in each of the three core themes [weeks 1-7]
select/conceive a research mini-project, and perform it [weeks 8-11]
Take a (set of) research paper(s) using the methods, and reproduce the results
Teamwork is allowed
write up a research digest on your mini-project (approx. 8-page (per person) summary) [weeks 12-14]
Due for delivery in week 14; stack of digests will be made available to all
What is a good digest? During your mini-project, you'll hopefully have learned something interesting, rederived some results from the literature, perhaps even tried to work out some of your own ideas further. Your digest should be a document from which other students can understand what you did (and we, the teachers, can clearly see what you did or tried to do).
prepare a 15-minute presentation on your mini-project [weeks 12-14]
give your presentation (and attend all other presentations!) [weeks 15-17]
This is a 6 EC course, and since each EC equates to 28 hours of work, you should reserve about 10 hours per week for this course, on average, throughout its duration.
There is no grading for this course. 6 ECs will be give to students who have worked through the material, delivered a research digest, and gave a presentation.
Bosonization [notes on Bosonization and CFT given out]
M. Mourigal, M. Enderle, A. Klöpperpieper, J.-S. Caux, A. Stunault, H. M. Rønnow, Fractional spinon excitations in the quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chain, Nature Physics 9, 435-441 (2013)
B. Lake, D. A. Tennant, J.-S. Caux, T. Barthel, U. Schollwöck, S. E. Nagler, C. D. Frost, Multispinon continua at zero and finite temperature in a near-ideal Heisenberg chain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 137205 (2013)
Experimental observations: quantum gases
F. Meinert, M. Panfil, M. J. Mark, K. Lauber, J.-S. Caux, H.-C. Nägerl, Probing the Excitations of a Lieb-Liniger Gas from Weak to Strong Coupling, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 085301 (2015)
N. Fabbri, M. Panfil, D. Clément, L. Fallani, M. Inguscio, C. Fort, J.-S. Caux, Dynamical structure factor of one-dimensional Bose gases: experimental signatures of beyond-Luttinger liquid physics, Phys. Rev. A 91, 043617 (2015)