Introduction to group theory for molecules and solids

Advanced course given by Andrea Dal Corso

Term: 3

Start: 05-06-2020 End: 24-07-2020 Room: 131

Credits: 2

Schedule: Fri 14:30 - 17:00


  • 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.