Solid State Magnetism and Electron Correlations

Schedule of examinations: HERE.



  • To get insight into fundamentals of magnetism and electron correlations in solids.
  • To learn about principles of advanced experimental methods and their interpretation.
  • To understand the basic concepts of electron correlation in solids and its implications.
  • To apply this knowledge to understand and to assess modern research trends in condensed matter physics.


Lecturer: Prof. Rüdiger Klingeler

Location: Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics INF 227,  Tue: SR 1.403; Thu: 2.403

Time: Tue & Thur 11:15 - 12:45 h

SWS: 6; Credit Points: 8

Tutorials: Weekly on Wednesday, 14:15 - 15:45 h (KIP, SR 2.403)

Tutor: Dr. Johannes Werner

Link to online registration: Here



  • Magnetism and electronic properties of atoms and ions
  • Electronic properties of solids, crystal field theory
  • Magnetism in metals, micro- and nanomagnetism
  • Hubbard model, Mott insulators
  • Magnetism in insulators, magnetic interactions
  • Collective phenomena: spin ordering and phase transitions
  • Magnetoresistive Effects: Spintronics
  • Quantum Magnetism
  • Magnetism and its relevance for high-temperature superconductivity