Meetings 2021


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If you haven’t attended these meetings before, you may need to email Mike in order to get the information needed to join: msg2mw (at) gmail.com


July 2021: We are going to be on break for a while. Likely for the rest of the summer. With luck Tina and I will have relocated to BC by sometime in the fall and we’ll have enough bandwidth to get started again. The presentations, by both Matthew and Wayne this year, provide a wonderful resource for getting a foothold in the book (and in the “beginnings” of QFT). I can imagine that it might be worthwhile to have a few meetings at some point where anyone who’s trying to get through this material gets together and compares notes. In the meantime, if anyone has anything they want to present, just email me and I’ll get it on the calendar. -Mike


Past Meetings


Sunday July 11th: Wayne presented the Hubbard Model, which concludes Chapter 4

https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-may-23-ch-4-making-second-quantization-work/


Sunday July 4th: Making 2nd Quantization Work V

https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-may-23-ch-4-making-second-quantization-work/


Sunday June 27th: Making 2nd Quantization Work IV

https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-may-23-ch-4-making-second-quantization-work/


Sunday June 6th: Making 2nd Quantization Work III

https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-may-23-ch-4-making-second-quantization-work/


Sunday May 30th: Making 2nd Quantization Work II

Wayne will continue on Chapter 4.
https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-may-23-ch-4-making-second-quantization-work/


Sunday May 23rd: Making 2nd Quantization Work

Wayne will continue where Matthew left off in Chapter 3.
https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-may-23-ch-4-making-second-quantization-work/


Sunday May 16th: Group Social

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten together just to chat. So let’s do that today. This Sunday would be a good time to say “hello” if you haven’t been coming to the somewhat-more-difficult lectures during the past few weeks.


Sunday May 9th: Quantum Field Theory – Occupation number representation I

Today Matthew will start on chapter 3: Occupation number representation.
https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-april-18th-the-simple-quantum-harmonic-oscillator-continued


Sunday May 2nd: The Quantum Oscillator – Algebraic method II

https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-april-18th-the-simple-quantum-harmonic-oscillator-continued


Sunday April 25th: The Quantum Oscillator – Algebraic method I

https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-april-18th-the-simple-quantum-harmonic-oscillator-continued


Sunday April 18th: The Quantum Oscillator – Power series method II

https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-april-18th-the-simple-quantum-harmonic-oscillator-continued


Sunday April 11th: The Quantum Oscillator – Power series method I

Today Matthew will start on the quantum version of the harmonic oscillator.
https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-april-11th-the-simple-quantum-harmonic-oscillator


Sunday March 7th: Multiple Classical Ocillators III

https://physicscafe.org/topic/oscillator-series


Sunday February 28th: Multiple Classical Ocillators II

https://physicscafe.org/topic/oscillator-series


Sunday February 21st: Multiple Classical Oscillators I

https://physicscafe.org/topic/oscillator-series


Sunday February 14th: No Meeting


Sunday February 7th: The Classical Harmonic Oscillator, Part III

https://physicscafe.org/topic/oscillator-series


Sunday January 31st: The Classical Harmonic Oscillator, Part II

https://physicscafe.org/topic/oscillator-series


Sunday January 24th: The Classical Harmonic Oscillator, Part I

https://physicscafe.org/topic/oscillator-series


Sunday January 10th: No topic but we will meet

https://physicscafe.org/topic/sunday-january-10-no-topic


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