Solid state physics mini crash course

This is intended as a resource for undergraduate students who join my lab or other condensed matter labs.  It introduces many of the fundamentals of solid state physics, with an emphasis on vocabulary and concepts relevant to research.

Lecture notes and videos are here.

Fall 2020

Physics 112: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Spring 2018, 2020, 2021

Physics 140B: Introduction to solid state physics (Syllabus)

My compiled lecture notes can be found here.

Winter 2018, 2020, 2021

Physics 9HE: Applications of quantum mechanics (Syllabus)

Winter 2017

Physics 140A: Introduction to solid state physics (link includes syllabus and course notes)

Fall 2016, Winter 2018

Physics 250 (special topic): Advanced spectroscopies of modern quantum materials (link includes syllabus and course notes)