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.

6 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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?

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  6. Hi Minki,

    thanks for your compassion! I am also curious how it will work. Measurement theory is fun and I already have an idea, but clearly I will have to prepare for decoherence and quantum computing, and hope to know these things much more than I do know them now...

    But at Harvard, you should know that these topics are standard for QM II.

    Best
    Lubos

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