Condensed Matter Physics

Lecture (4 hours/week) and exercises (2 hours/week) with homework (8 Credit Points)

Lecturer: R. Klingeler / A. Reiser

Lecture time

Tuesday, 11:15 - 12:45 h, INF 308 / HS 2
Thursday, 11:15 - 12:45 h, INF 308 / HS 2

Seminars: Tue + Wed


  • Structure of solids in real and reciprocal space
  • Lattice dynamics and phonon band structure
  • Thermal properties of insulators
  • Electronic properties of metals and semiconductors: band structure and transport
  • Optical properties from microwaves to UV
  • Magnetism
  • Superconductivity
  • Defects, surfaces, disorder



After completing the course the students

  • have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of condensed matter physics.
  • they understand the principles of formation of condensed matter and have learnt experimental methods to study structural properties. They are familiar with the reciprocal space.
  • they understand fundamental electronic models, become aquainted with bandstructure and can describe simple crystalline materials as metals, seminconductors, and insulators.
  • they can apply the basic concepts to understand optical and magnetic properties of matter and superconductivity.
  • they know the relevant experimental methods for probing structural, optical, magnetic, and electronic properties of condensed matter and can analyse the experimental results.
  • get insight into modern trends in experimental condensed matter physics.

Practice groups

First tutorial and discussion 1st exercise:
  • Group 1 (Olaf Skibbe)
    22 participants
    INF 227 Raum 2.402, Tue 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group 2 (Sebastian Kempf)
    25 participants
    INF 227 Raum 1.404, Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group 3 (Changhyun Koo)
    23 participants
    INF 227 Raum 1.403, Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group 4 (Shikha Bhadoria)
    24 participants
    INF 227 Raum 3.404, Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group 5 (Jochen Vogt)
    23 participants
    INF 501 Raum R103, Wed 16:15 - 17:45
  • Group 6 (Changhyun Koo)
    20 participants
    INF 501 Raum R102, Wed 16:15 - 17:45

Exercise sheets


Retry exam

Date: Tuesday, October 13th

Time: 14:00 to 16:00 (s.t.)

Place: KIP INF227/SR 3.403/4

You are allowed to use a A4 paper one-sided handwritten collection of formulas.

The calculator will be provided: Type of calculator: Casio fx-85GT PLUS. A manual can be found here.

You need at 21 points form the exercise sheets to participate in the exam.


Important info:

The grades are not set up to now! This will be done in the next days.


The inspection of the retry exam will take place on Wednesday, October 21st  at 1pm

Place: KIP, SB 1.107

Condensed Matter Physics
summer term 2015
Prof. R. Klingeler
Link zum LSF
137 participants