Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians

An advanced course for PhD students

7.5 univ. points

Lecturer: Pavel Kurasov
Spring semester 2024

Course web-page: https://staff.math.su.se/kurasov/Teaching/2024QuantumMechanics.html
First meeting: Wednesday January 17, 9:00, Cramer room, Albano Haus 1, Stockholm University
Proposed time: Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00, Cramer room, Albano Haus 1, Stockholm University

The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to Quantum Mechanics for mathematically oriented students. The course will be interesting for PhD students in Mathematics aiming to learn some modern physics as well as for students in Physics, who want to learn a more rigorous approach to quantum theory.

We are going to adopt approach to quantum mechanics that goes back to Dirac and was further developed by Ludvig Faddeev (in his book with Yakubovskii) that classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are just two different realisations of the fundamental mathematical structure of a physical theory.

To attend the course it is enough to know standard undergraduate mathematical curriculum, no deep knowledge of classical mechanics is required.

Recommended literature

If you are interested in the course, please contact Pavel Kurasov (kurasov@math.su.se). The course schedule will be adjusted to the wishes of the participants.