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Nuclear spectral theorem in Rigged Hilbert Spaces (Gelfand-Maurin theorem)

Before I go into the question, I would like to mention that I am a physicist with some formal mathematical knowledge, but not expert in functional analysis. In physics, we very often say: Let $|x \...
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Representation Theory of $SL(2,\mathbb R)$

The representation theory regarding the finite-dimensional representations of $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ is well-understood; namely, they all decompose into irreducibles $V_n$, $\dim(V) = n > 0$. ...
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$U(N)$ gauged quantum mechanics

I'm studying the $U(N)$ gauge theory theory in 0+1 dimensions. The aim is to show that this is equivalent to a matrix model. Is there any literature on this topic? The action I am interested in is $$...
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QFT's bound states references

At a graduate level, QFT courses teach very well how to perform perturbative calculations using LSZ or even the background field method. Plenty of books are suggested to go into the details of this ...
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What methodologies present in MTW's Gravitation are outdated and why?

MTW's Gravitation is regarded by many universities as the standard graduate-level book on General Relativity. However, is the methodology of the book of contemporary character? The cosmology part of ...
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References on the relation between path integrals and algebraic QFT

I am wondering on whether there are any references discussing how path integrals relate to the algebraic approach for quantum field theory. More specifically, in the algebraic approach, states are ...
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Lost reference: Kähler gravity in six dimensions and three dimensional $SL(2,\mathbb{C})$ Chern-Simons theory

I've noticed that several references take for a fact that by studying Kähler gravity on a Calabi-Yau threefold one can demostrate that any lagrangian submanifold embedded in the threefold posees three ...
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A good book on Many-body physics

So, I have two options on my mind: (a) Many-Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics: An Introduction by Bruus, Flensberg (b) Many-Particle Physics by Gerald Mahan I have studied a few ...
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Resource Recommendation for black hole metrics in General Relativity

In classical textbooks for GR, Schwarzschild and Kerr spacetimes are adequately described. In which books or articles, it is mostly believed that Reissner–Nordstrom, Kerr–Newman, Schwarzschild–de ...
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Higher category theory, renormalization, and non-perturbative QFTs

I'm (vaguely) aware of certain uses of higher category theory in attempts to mathematically understand quantum field theories -- for example, Lurie's work on eTQFTs, the recent-ish book by Paugam, and ...
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Model for a thin metal/semiconductor junction?

Are there any books or articles that describe models for transport in a metal/semiconductor junction where the thickness of the semiconductor is less than the thickness of the depletion/accumulation ...
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Molecular Dynamics Software for Coarse Grained Polymers

I am looking around for MD software that I can use to simulating polymers and I can't decide which software I should use. I would like to simulate the swelling of crosslinked polymers, and I would ...
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Reference request for vertex correction of electron-phonon interaction beyond Migdal's theorem

I am considering the calculation of the vertex correction due to electron-phonon interactions. Specifically, I am looking for solutions to the integral (Eqn. 1) $$\int dq G(q)D(q-p)G(p+k)$$ where $dq=...
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Good books on NMR

I need some help in finding a good book on NMR spectroscopy that focuses more on the physical aspects of the phenomenon and not so much on the chemical application. All the books I've read on that ...
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Deriving the Path Integral Representation of the Fokker-Planck Equation

Suppose $$dX_t = \mu(X_t,t)dt + \sigma(X_t,t)dW_t$$ is a 1D nonlinear stochastic differential equation ($dW_t$ is typically assumed to be Brownian). According to wikipedia the distribution of $X_t$ at ...
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Origin of Selection Rules for Rotational Raman spectra

I am aware of the fact that selection rules for transitions between two different quantum states, are obtained via an assessment of the corresponding transition matrix elements [1,2]. When we ...
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Dispersion parameters for Pasquill–Gifford stability class G (extremely stable)

Gaussian plume models are often used to model atmospheric dispersion because they are simple and computationally efficient. When not constrained by the ground or by inversion layers, the Gaussian ...
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Intensity of inelastic neutron scattering: analitycal expressions

I am currently working with experimental results of magnon spectrum (in antiferromagnet with many atoms per unit cell), which was obtained by inelastic neutron scattering method, but some spectral ...
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Where can I find a detailed derivation of the form of two-body operators in the second quantization?

I've been looking around online for a couple hours now and I can't find a very informative derivation of the form for two body operators in the second quantization. Is there a resource online (...
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Reading list for JT/SYK correspondence

I have been studying Gábor Sárosi's review of holographic duality between Jackiw-Teitelboim gravity and the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev models for the last few days. This field has grown since the review came ...
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Mathematical prerequisites for Glimm and Jaffe?

I am trying to get a better formal understanding of QFT and people have recommended Glimm and Jaffe 'Quantum Physics a Functional Integral Point of View' Particularly as it uses Euclidean path ...
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Resources on BRST and BV quantisation for local quantum field theories

This is a reference request, to ideally a textbook, monograph, set of lecture notes or lecture videos, on the topics of BRST quantisation and the Lagrangian BV formalism. My constraints are as follows:...
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Books recommendation to understand Quantum Confined Stark Effect

I am starting a PhD on a photonic component involved with QCSE. The problem is that I have a Master degree in electronical engineering, not in fundamental physics, and I need to understand the QCSE in ...
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Textbooks about spin-glasses for beginners

I am a Ph.D. student in Physics attending my second year. I would like to ask you whether you know any good textbook about spin-glasses (and physics of complex systems in general) for beginners. ...
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Reference guide for standard descriptions of materials

Is there any reference that has a coherent list of materials and what type of approximate Hamiltonian to best describe them with (where it is known). Particularily I am looking for the following bits ...
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Rigorous treatment of Penrose diagrams

I'm looking for a rigorous exposition of Penrose diagrams (also called conformal diagrams in general relativity. By "rigorous" ("careful" is perhaps a more attractive word) I mean that it should ...
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Density Matrix Renormalization Group (DMRG) and Bethe ansatz for 1D Hubbard model

Has Density Matrix Renormalization Group (DMRG) been benchmarked against the exact Bethe ansatz result for the one dimensional Hubbard chain? If yes, then what are the relevant references?
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Books for learning the renormalization group

Currently I'm learning about the renormalization group by Peskin and Schroeder, but I don't find its explanation totally clear. I know that the renormalization group is treated in many quantum field ...
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Book suggestion. (Strongly correlated electron systems)

Can anyone suggest a good book on strongly correlated electron systems which may be starts off with second quantization, goes through Hubbard model, Mott transition, T-J model etc? I have the book by ...
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Recommendations for Advanced Books on the Interface between condensed matter theory (CMT) and Quantum Information

I am looking for a book/review article/website which covers applications of condensed matter theory (CMT) to quantum information. In particular, I am interested in such topics as a mathematical ...
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References to Mechanics (Classical, Quantum, Statistical) using Time-Scale calculus?

Time-Scale Calculus, is a theory which unifies ordinary (plus fractional and q-) calculus with discrete (and finite differences) calculus. In a sense, in a similar way the Lebesgue integral (or ...
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Textbooks on algorithms for the perturbative calculation of High energy physics

For the perturbative calculation of High energy physics, I have known some packages such as FeynArts, FeynCalc, MadGraph, CompHEP, GiNaC, and so on. But I am wondering whether there exists a textbook ...
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Path Integral on Einstein Cartan Manifold

In condensed matter, crystal with disclination and dislocation has both curvature and torsion. I am looking for a reference in which path integral quantization of Dirac equation on manifold with ...
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Heat kernel expansion for entanglement entropy

Can somebody please let me know where I can find a reference for calculating heat kernel coefficients on a manifold with conical singularities? I am trying to compute the entanglement entropy for ...
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Published claimed falsifications of objective collapse theories

My main source of information about objective collapse theories is this review article by Bassi et al. There seem to be some problems with the theory that its practitioners readily admit to, such as ...
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References for Exterior Differential Systems for physicists

Many problems in classical mechanics, classical and quantum field theory among others require the study of systems of partial differential equations where questions like existence and uniqueness ...
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Derivation of self-dual gravity formulae

I am trying to read and understand this paper by Monteiro, Stark-Muchao, and Wikeley about self-dual yang-mills and self-dual gravity. In the introduction to this paper, they review a way to ...
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Resources and Problems on Generalized Symmetries

There has been some recent buzz around generalized/higher form/categorical(?) symmetries in the physics community. I understand Seiberg's papers are a popular resource, and I am aware of McGreevy's ...
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Book recommendation for classical Newtonian gravity

I’m looking for a good textbook that covers Newtonian Gravity in detail (preferably advanced undergrad/grad level). One that covers important things like Calculating trajectories of satellites around ...
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Reference for list of the non-zero, unique components of the Riemann tensor for the Kerr metric

Does there exist textbook or webpage which has a list of the unique components of $R^{\mu}_{\nu \alpha \beta}$ for the Kerr metric? Such a reference is easy enough to find for Schwarzchild (including ...
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Resources for $\phi^4$ and $\phi^3$ theories

I have recently completed a first course on Quantum Field Theory, referring primarily to the textbooks by Schwartz and Blundell & Lancaster. I now want to explore in more detail the scalar field ...
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Marrying Statistical Mechanics and Differential Geometry

Recently, I have been trying to get a more thorough understanding of the mathematics at the fundaments of theoretical physics. I liked V.I. Arnol'd's introduction to mechanics and the book by Ratiu ...
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What are good introductory texts to symmetry groups of molecules and crystal structures?

When reading about spectroscopy and non-linear optics I've stumbled a few times over short mentionings of symmetry groups for molecules or crystals. E.g. to argue that a molecule like CCl$_4$ has a ...
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Problems book on Lie groups and Lie algebras for physicists

I am trying to get a better gras of Lie groups and Lie algebras and I was wondering if there's any book or general resource with problems and solutions in order to learn through practice.
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Understanding quantum field theory via simulation

I took graduate QFT course 10 years ago as an undergrad. Did all the homework assignments but it never quite stuck. I think I'd understand the subject better if it were presented differently; ...
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Reference on instantons in gauge theories

Is there a reasonably detailed and systematic exposition of the theory of instantons in non-abelian gauge theories?
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Is there an alternative to SIMION?

Is anyone aware of an alternative, possibly open-source, to the SIMION software? From their website: SIMION is a particle optics simulation software primarily used to calculate electric fields ...
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The Purcell effect, it's influence on the lifetime and quantum yield (of fluorophores)

So I've been looking into the Purcell effect and how it interacts with fluorophores (fluorescent molecules). The Purcell arises when you have a dipole in a cavity or even just near a dielectric or ...
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What are some good articles on trend to equilibrium?

I am interested in studying systems out of equilibrium that are trending to equilibrium. Trend to equilibrium, entropy production, etc. seem to be very tricky topics. Any suggestions will be ...
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Superfluidity book recommendation

I'm preparing for a senior undergrad seminar on superfluidity and quantized vortices, and my professor seems to prefer old textbooks, so I wondered what modern (~90's onwards) books on these phenomena ...

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