Pioneering work in many-body theory
has established the possibility of Bose-Einstein condensate formation in the cortex; it is likely that the downward causation from mind to body so desired by John Eccles and others can thus be mediated, with perhaps unexpected medical implications.
Inkson, Many-Body Theory
of Solids, Plenum Press, New York, NY, USA, 1984.
He covers non-relativistic quantum mechanics, thermal and statistical physics, many-body theory
, classical field theory and relativity, and relativistic quantum mechanics and gauge theories.
What Wen (physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) presents is an alternative paradigm to basic ideas and models in applying many-body theory
to condensed-matter physics that relate to understanding of the origin of light and other phenomena.
The authors have organized the main body of their text in five chapters devoted to many-body theory
, topology and geometry, boundary conditions and self-adjoint extensions, and a wide variety of other related subjects.