Hi, I am a graduate student with a background more oriented in high energy physics and cosmology but switching to light and matter interaction, more specifically cavity QED and quantum optics. I need to have a working knowledge on those topics, being able to read state of the art articles and literature. I selected this list of books to give me the tools and becoming familiar with the two previous problematics: - Exploring the Quantum, by S. Haroche and JM. Raimond ( https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Qu...1238050&sr=8-1&keywords=exploring+the+quantum ) - Quantum Optics, an Introduction, by M. Fox ( https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Opti...qid=1351238113&sr=1-1&keywords=quantum+optics ) - Condensed Matter Field Theory, by A. Atland and B. Simons ( https://www.amazon.com/Condensed-Ma...sr=1-1&keywords=condensed+matter+field+theory ) - Statistical Physics Lectures, by D. Tong ( http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/statphys.html ) I am not sure if they are the best choices, as the tools used in those domains are still obscure to me? Am I missing something?