Tuesday, September 13, 2005 ... //

String Theory Course

Several students from the Boston area have asked me whether there is a string theory course at Harvard this fall. Yes, there is - and this time it is taught by Joe Minahan. I'll try Quantum Mechanics II.

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Hi Lubos:

Looked at your QM II class web page. You used a phrase "aidiabatic approximation". Was that a Czech word since searching Yahoo with "aidiabatic" turns up 6 occurances, with 3 associated with this particular Harvard course description. Or is that a newly invented English word I am not aware of :-)

Quantoken

Dear Quantoken,

you may have noticed that this is purely a typo of the Registrar office that I have certainly corrected on all the documents that I can edit (click, for example, "here" for more information). The Registrar officers are not Czech.

Best wishes
Lubos

How come you dont recommend Schiff's text to your students ?

Dear Ramanan,

the reason is that I simply don't know the book. This is undergrad stuff, and we've had a lot of various Czech books. Do you know Formánek's book, for example? ;-)

Best
Lubos

Hi, Lubos

I am particularly interested in how you will present such things as decoherence, measurement theory, and quantum computing to undergraduates. Can we have your lecture note as the course is going on?