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Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics I: Topological Methods in Theoretical Physics

Vak 2018-2019

Admission Requirements

Quantum Theory and Statistical Physics.
If you are a first year master’s student interested in these courses for credit, please consult with your local contact, before registering for the course.


The course “Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics” is an advanced level master course with the dual purpose of teach the advanced theoretical physics concepts that are shared between all research directions as well as bridging the remaining gap to the research frontier. It is therefore also highly recommended to beginning PhD students.This course is organized by the Delta ITP, which is a joint initiative between the Universities of Leiden (UL), Utrecht (UU), and Amsterdam (UvA). The lectures are given by professors from these three universities, on topics that change every year.

Details of the course can be found at the Delta-ITP/DRTSTP Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics website here course details. Please register there.

Please note that the location of each module is different. For more information please go to course details
Module 1: University of Amsterdam
Module 2: University of Utrecht
Module 3: University of Leiden


Physics Schedule

Mode of instruction

This course consists of three modules.
Each module spans five weeks and consists of a two-hour lectures + a two-hour problem session the first four weeks, and an exam the fifth week.

Assessment method

Three pass/fail exams: all three exams must be passed in order to pass the course.


To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

Reading list

Announced by lectures. See website.


Lecturer: Prof.dr.K.Schalm (Koenraad)
Lecturer: Prof.dr.A.Achúcarro (Ana)