MATH 743, Winter 2004, Spectral theory of Anderson type Hamiltonians
INSTRUCTOR: Vojkan Jaksic; office: Burn 1209;
phone: 3827; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TIME AND PLACE: Wed, 13:00--15:30, Burn 920.
PREREQUSITES: MATH 564 and 565.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
The goal of this course is to give a self-contained description of some
new developments in spectral theory of random Schrodinger operators. It
will focus on structural spectral properties which will be discussed in
great generality using the tools of probability theory
and harmonic analysis. Although the course will deal with
state of the art research material , the presentation will be essentially
self-contained. The basic facts of harmonic analysis,
probability and functional analysis needed for the course will be
reviewed. The course is aimed at advanced graduate students.
SHORT SYLLABUS :
(1) Review of the background
material: Measure theory, Harmonic analysis and Borel
transforms of measures, Selfadjoint operators and spectral theory,
Probability theory. (2) The Anderson type Hamiltonians, definition and
basic properties. (3) The rank one and two case. (4)
Spectral structure of Anderson type Hamiltonians. (5)
Aizenman-Molchanov theory. (6) The Anderson model on Z^d.
(7) The Anderson model on the Bethe lattice.
GRADING: Your grade will be based on a take home final exam.
SUPPLEMENTAL: There will be a supplemental exam, counting 100% of
the supplemental grade. No additional work will be accepted for D, F, or J.
By the direction of Senate (January 29, 2003), all course
outlines have to include the following statement:
McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore, all students
must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and
other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary
Procedures (see www.mcgill.ca/integrity for more information).
Special lecture by
Stanislav Molchanov, March 10, 1-3 pm.
Title: Topics from 1D localization theory.
Video of the lecture:
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