Statistical Physics a
Year:  20152016 

Catalog number:  4403STPHA 
Teacher(s): 

Language:  English 
Blackboard:  Yes 
EC:  6 
Level:  400 
Period:  Semester 1 
 Yes Elective choice
 Yes Contractonderwijs
 Yes Exchange
 Yes Study Abroad
 No Evening course
 Yes A la Carte
 No Honours Class
Admission Requirements
Statistical Physics 1 and
Statistical Physics 2 (statistical and thermal physics, (bachelor courses).
Description
I. Theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena: realspace renormalization group, momentumspace renormalization group. Applications: percolation, Ising model, GinzburgLandau Hamiltonian, epsilon expansion, twodimensional XY model. Anomalous dimensions far from equilibrium.
II. Linear response theory.
III. Stochastic processes: Brownian motion, master equation, FokkerPlanck equation.
Timetable
Mode of instruction
Lectures, interactive course
Assessment method
written exam
Blackboard
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Reading list
D. McComb, Renormalization methods: A guide for beginners, OUP.
N. Goldenfeld, Lectures on phase transitions and the renormalization group, (Frontiers in Physics).
Contact
Lecturer: Dr. V. Vitelli (Vincenzo)
Remarks
Target group: MSc students, both students interested in theoretical physics as students interested in experimental physics.
Is part of  Programme type  Semester  Block 

Physics  Master  1 