1. Introduction to superconductivity (electrical resistance, critical parameters, ideal conductivity and Meissner effect, London theory, type 1 and type 2 superconductors, thermodynamic properties, isotope effect, interaction with electromagnetic radiation)

2. Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer microscopic theory (origin of attractive interaction, variation method, ground state energy, coherence coefficients, calculation of the critical temperature and critical thermodynamic field, temperature dependence of the gap, density of states, gap-less superconductivity, electron tunneling, coherence effects)

3. Ginzburg-Landau (GL) phenomenological theory (order parameter, energy, coherence length, GL equations, flux penetration length and coherence length, limits of validity of GL theory, surface energy, type 1 and type 2 superconductors, magnetic flux quantization and quantum vortices)

4. Spontaneous breaking of gauge symmetry

5. Properties of type 2 superconductors (intermediate state, mixed state, interaction energy of vortices, interaction of vortices with surface, vortex pinning, critical state, resistive state, critical current, magnetization loop, imaging of vortices)

6. Weak superconductivity (Josephson junction (JJ), Josephson effect, calibration transformation, influence of a static magnetic field on JJ, electrodynamics of JJ, voltage-current characteristics of JJ, macroscopic quantum interference)

7. Applications of weak superconductivity (tunnel junctions, SQUIDs, analog and digital circuits)

8. High temperature superconductivity (history, structural and chemical properties of materials, magnetic and transport properties, theory)

Phenomenology, Ginzburg-Landau a BCS theories, Josephson effect, high temperature superconductivity, applications.