SS 2017

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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Seminar - Phase transition and critical phenomena

Date: Tue 5:00 - 6:30 pm

In the seminar the foundations of phase transition and critical phenomena are treated, and important exactly solvable systems and approximation methods are discussed.

Basic knowledge of statistical physics will be assumed.

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