Modul physik7504

WS 2019-2020

Theory of Superconductivity and Suprafluidity

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Monien

Exercises: Philipp Höllmer, Daniel Spelter

If you have questions concerning the lecture, contact us or pass by the office room 1.032b, PI.

About the Lecture

In this lecture you will learn about the basics of superconductivity, starting from the BCS theory of s-wave superconductors to d- and p-wave superconductors while focusing in both, microscopic and phenomenological pictures.

The lecture takes place on Thursdays from 10 to 12 in the room: Konferenzraum I, W 0.027, PI.

The first exam is going to take place on the 30.1.2020 from 10 to 12 in the room: Konferenzraum I, W 0.027, PI.


We will follow:
  • P. G. de Gennes, Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys (1966).
  • J. R. Schrieffer, Theory of Superconductivity (1957).
  • M. Tinkham, Introduction to Superconductivity (1975)
Additionally, we encourage the students to read the following articles:


The tutorial takes place on Wednesdays from 13 to 14 o'clock in the room: SR I, HISKP.

Please hand in your solutions until Tuesdays 14 o'clock in front of the room 1.032 in the PI.
In order to attend the final examination, the students need to attain at least 50% of the points on the exercise sheets.