This
note will concentrate on modern aspects of superconductivity. Topics covered
includes: Phenomenology of High Tc Cuprates, Symmetry Aspects of Unconventional
Superconductivity, Symmetry Aspects of Unconventional Superconductivity,
Fundamentals and Applications of ARPES, Superconducting Qubits, Modern Aspects
of Superconductivity, Superconductors Near the Mott Transition, Neutron and
X-Ray Scattering Studies of Superconductors, Magnetism and Superconductivity,
Theory of Superconductivity, Iron-Based Superconductors, Optical Properties of
Superconductors, Topological Superconductivity.

The book
includes 17 chapters written by noted scientists and young researchers and
dealing with various aspects of superconductivity, both theoretical and
experimental. Topics covered includes: Field-Induced Superconductors, X-Ray
Spectroscopy Studies of Iron Chalcogenides, Defect Structure Versus
Superconductivity in MeB2 Compounds and One-Dimensional Superconductors,
Superconducting Magnet Technology and Applications, Pseudogap and Local Pairs in
High-Tc Superconductors, Magnetic Texturing of High-Tc Superconductors.

The first five
sections deals with the direct fluctuation pair contributions. The indirect
fluctuation effects are discussed in the last two sections, devoted to the
microscopic justification of the time dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation, the
description of the microscopic theory of fluctuations, and discussion of their
manifestations in various physical properties of superconductors.

Covered
topics are Discovery and first insights, The physics of the Cooper pairs, BCS
theory of superconductivity, Characteristics of the superconducting state, The
Strong coupling theory, High-Tc superconducting materials, Crystal structures,
Superconducting properties, Models on the mechanism.

This note covers the following topics: Topology and Geometry for
Physics, The Fundamentals of Density Functional Theory, The Particle World of
Condensed Matter, Theory of Superconductivity: A Primer, Microscopic Theory of
Superconductivity, The Essentials of DFT and FPLO, High Tc
Superconductors: Electronic structure, BCS(Beschreibung des supraleitenden
Zustands), half-metals - a new materials class, Theory of
Topological Insulators, Introduction to Density-Functional Theory for the Ground
State and Hopf Fibrations.

This note covers the following topics:
What is a Superconductor, Discovery of Superconductivity, Meissner Effect, Type
I Superconductors, Type II Superconductors, Theory of Superconductivity,
Tunneling and the Josephson Effect, High-Temperature Supercondutors and
Applications of Superconductors.