John McGreevy

Professor of Physics

University of California, San Diego

Address: Mayer Hall, room 5222

9500 Gilman Drive #0319

La Jolla, CA 92093-0319

Email: mcgreevy at physics dot ucsd dot edu

Phone: please, no

I am a theoretical physicist.

Nearly all my papers can be found on the arXiv, here.

Here are slides and notes from some talks I've given.

Here are some soothing javascript automata. Here is a more violent one. Here are some animations I've made.

Here is some advice I've found useful.

**Course materials**:

UCSD Physics 230 Spring 2024: Quantum Phases of Matter

UCSD Physics 215A Fall 2023: Quantum Field Theory, part one

UCSD Physics 212 Spring 2023: Advanced Quantum Mechanics

UCSD Physics 213/113 Winter 2023: Quantum information is physical

UCSD Physics 215A Fall 2022: Quantum Field Theory, part one

QFT sequence in order (2021-22): 215A, 215B, 215C.

UCSD Physics 211C (239) Spring 2021: Quantum Phases of Matter.

UCSD Physics 239 Winter 2021: Topology from Physics.

UCSD Physics 220 Fall 2020: Symmetry in Physics.

UCSD Physics 212C Spring 2020: Advanced Quantum Mechanics.

UCSD Physics 215B Winter 2020: Quantum Field Theory, part two.

UCSD Physics 239/139 Spring 2018, Fall 2019: Quantum information theory in many body physics.

UCSD Physics 215C Spring 2019: Quantum Field Theory, part three.

UCSD Physics 215B Winter 2019: Quantum Field Theory, part two.

UCSD Physics 217 Winter 2016, Fall 2018: Renormalization group.

UCSD Physics 215B Winter 2017, 18: Quantum Field Theory, part two.

QFT sequence in order (2016-17): 215A, 215B, 215C.

UCSD Physics 215A Fall 2016, 17: Introduction to Quantum Field Theory.

UCSD Physics 215C Spring 2017: Quantum Field Theory, part three.

UCSD Physics 239 Spring 2016: Quantum information theory in many body physics.

UCSD Physics 239A Spring 2014: Where do QFTs come from?

UCSD Physics 212A Fall 2015: Graduate Quantum Mechanics.

UCSD Physics 130C Winter 2013, 14, 15: Quantum Mechanics.

UCSD Physics 225A Fall 2013: General Relativity.

UCSD Physics 215C Spring 2013, 15: Quantum Field Theory.

MIT 8.044 Spring 2012: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics.

MIT 8.821 Fall 2008: Applied String Theory. Open CourseWare version is here.

MIT 8.821 Fall 2007: Introduction to String Theory.