Structures in Physics
1. Lagrangian theories
3. Hamiltonian theories
4. Quantum mechanics
5. A first glimpse on quantum field theory
Models of theoretical physics have been a prolific source for
mathematical structures over the last four centuries.
We introduce the mathematical structures underlying classical mechanics,
electrodynamics and quantum mechanics and explain how they describe
For more informaion refer to:
A general mathematical background is assumed only: basic classes in
analysis and linear algebra; the notion of a manifold and basic
related notions are helpful. You are are not expected to have physics
as a minor subject.
Interpretations of mathematical structures in
physical theories will be explained in the lecture. The lecture
addresses mathematics students who want to know what mathematical structures
describe real world phenomena like a planet orbiting around the sun,
the movement of a solid body like a top or the hydrogen atom.
These lectures address students of mathematics, physics and mathematical
physics, both from the master programs as well as
interested advanced undergraduate students.
Please book your time with Ms. Doerhoefer at
or 040/4 28 38-5171 for Wedndesday, Februrary 29 in the morning
or for Thursday, March 29, in the morning.
Will be given in the lectures.
available as a
pdf file. Disclaimer: some parts are in a
very preliminary shape.
|Time and Place:
Monday and Thursday, 10:25-11:55,
Monday in Geom H5, Thursday in Geom H3.
Tutorials: Monday, 12:30-14:00, in Geom 432.
Introduction to QFT for mathematicians
Mo, February 6, 14:00-15:30,
Di, February 7, 14:00-15:30,
Do, February 9, 11:30-13:00 and
Fr, February 10, 14:00-15:30.
Differential Topology by Konrad Waldorf
in the summer term.
Seminar Mathematical Aspects of Theoretical Physics
with topics from quantum field theory by