Alexander Penin, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin


Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin
(780) 492-9632
2-103 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



1992, MSc, Moscow State University, Russia
1995, PhD, Moscow Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia
1999, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Hamburg, Germany
2003, Research associate, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
2007, Associate professor, University of Alberta
2011, Professor, University of Alberta. Mercator professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany



Perturbative quantum field theory and its application to particle and condensed matter physics


PHYS 372 - Quantum Mechanics A

Origins of quantum mechanics; wave functions; Schrodinger equation and its application to one dimensional systems, postulates and physical interpretation of quantum mechanics; orbital angular momentum, central potentials and three-dimensional systems. Prerequisites: PHYS 271, PHYS 230 or 281, MATH 225 or 227 (or 102), MATH 334 or 201.

Winter Term 2021
PHYS 458 - Special and General Relativity

Special Relativity: space-time; Lorentz transformations; definitions of scalars, vectors and tensors; motion of a relativistic particle; energymomentum tensor and equations of motion; transformation of electromagnetic fields. General Relativity: geometry of curved space-time; equivalence principle; gravity as curvature; Einstein equations; black hole and cosmological solutions; gravitational waves. Prerequisites: MATH 337 or ECE 341, PHYS 244. Corequisite: PHYS 481.

Fall Term 2020