Introduction to group theory for molecules and solids

Topical course given by Andrea Dal Corso

Term: 3

Start: 03-06-2019 End: 25-07-2019 Room: 131

Credits: 2

Schedule: Thu 14:00 - 16:30

Program

  • Introduction to the symmetry of molecules and solids.
  • Abstract theory of finite groups.
  • Introduction to the theory of representations.
  • The 32 crystallographic point groups.
  • Symmetry classification of the vibrational modes of a molecule.
  • Symmetry classification of Bloch wave-functions and phonon modes in solids.