Lecture - Computer simulation of many body systems

Lecture:     Exercise:       Final-Kolloquium:
Mon 3:15 - 4:45 pm, P603Thu 3:15 - 4:45 pm, V203xxx
Thu 1:30 - 3:00 pm, P603

The Universe in the Computer

The lecture gives an overview on modern methods of theoretical physics for the investigation of many-body systems. Foundations and applications of computer simulations are in the focus, by which an approximation free and numerical exact analysis of complex systems from micro- to the macro-cosmos is possible. The lecture assumes knowledge of the statistical physics course and of parts of the higher quantum theory lecture.

In detail, following topics will be discussed (among others):
Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, Path integral Monte Carlo, Car-Parrinello, "finite size scaling’’, phase transitions, cellular automata, growth models, simulations in astrophysics.

In the exercise groups some of the topics will be worked on in small groups of 2-3 students. The students should present their results in the final colloquium.

Nr.Thema:freie Plätze:Betreuer:
1Molecular-dynamics: Lennard-Jones0Fabian Müller
2Monte-Carlo: Lennard-Jones1Markus Ring
3Monte-Carlo: Ising-model0Markus Ring
4Path-integral-Monte-Carlo: Harmonic oscillator0Manuel Matt
5Surface growth2Fabian Müller
6Cellular automata0Manuel Matt
7Stochastic optimization
1Markus Ring
8Smoothed-Particle-Hydrodynamics: Sod shock tube0Martin Pütz
9Celestial mechanics2Martin Pütz
10Brownian dynamics2Markus Ring
11Transport via MD (phonons)0Fabian Müller

Exercise sheets:

Number 1 (presence exercise at the 04.05.2017)

Number 2 (presence exercise at the 11.05.2017)


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Group seminar

Discussions and presentations of the ongoing research of the group members

Date during lecture time:
Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm in P 712