The aim of the course is to study some of the most remarkable and far-reaching phenomena in condensed matter physics, the basis of which were laid down in the course Solid State Physics in the bachelor program and in the master course Solid State Physics II. Among the topics covered are electron-electron interaction in metals, introduction to magnetism, superconductivity and optical properties of solids.
The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.
The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.
In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.