Delta ITP Course - Course Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics



Amsterdam, Utrecht, Leiden


 This fall's Delta ITP Course Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics aimed at advanced (2nd year) Master’s students, PhD and postdoctoral researchers, is built around the general theme of "Topological methods in theoretical physics”.  

The location of this semester's course rotates between the three institutes. The first module is in Amsterdam. Directions to each institute can be found here: AmsterdamUtrechtLeiden.

The course is divided into three 5-week modules; for each one there are four lectures (2hrs each) and four exercise sessions (4hrs each). At the end of the module there is an exam. All exams are pass/fail. You need to pass all three exams to receive credit for the course.


Course content: 

Module 1:  Geometry and topology of quantum states   

Vladimir Gritsev (UvA) 

lecture dates: Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1

Location lectures: room, G5.29, exercise sessions: room G0.05                                                                            

Exam: Oct 8; room tba   


Module 2:  Topological defects                                                          

Ana Achucarro (UL)     

Lecture dates: Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5     

Location lectures: room Huygens HL414 (22/10 HL207); exercise sessions: room Huygens HL226  

Exam: Nov 12; room Huygens HL414


Module 3: Title tba

Vladimir Juricic (Nordita, Stockholm)

Lecture dates: Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10  

Location lectures: room tba (Utrecht); exercise session: room tba (Utrecht)     

Exam: Dec 17; room tba