## Prof. Dr. Roland Speicher

### Dr. Tobias Mai

## Reading Seminar

A Mathematical Introduction to Modern Physics

### Summer Semester 2018

### News

- The next (and last) meeting is on Tuesday, July 17.

### Time and Place

**Tuesday, 14 -- 16, Seminar Room 6, Building E2 4**

### Content

We will read and discuss the first six chapters of the bookGlimm and Jaffe: Quantum Physics (A functional integral point of view),which have the following titles: - Quantum Theory
- Classical Statistical Physics
- The Feynman-Kac Formula
- Correlation Inequalities and the Lee-Yang Theorem
- Phase Transition and Critical Points
- Field Theory
As the physics and mathematics covered in those chapters is quite tense, this will not be an easy reading. Background on physics and stochastics are helpful, whereas functional analysis knowledge on the level of our “Funktionalanalysis” classes is indispensable. This will be a reading seminar, meaning: each week we cover half a chapter. Each participant will read this in advance and be prepared to present pieces of it and take part in the discussion. We will not be able to cover everything in detail, but we have to make choices where to talk about the general ideas and where to check the details. |

Seminar announcement

For further information, please contact Tobias Mai or Roland Speicher.

### References

- Glimm and Jaffe:
*Quantum Physics (A functional integral point of view)*

updated: 16 July 2018 Tobias Mai