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Course name Lecture: Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics
Subtitle Lectures: Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 2004T Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 2002T
Course number PHM-0071
Semester SS 2024
Current number of participants 22
Home institute Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik II
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
Next date Tuesday, 28.05.2024 10:00 - 11:30
Type/Form Master
Participants Students...
• learn about the complexity and diversity of nonequilibrium phenomena of systems composed of many particles and degrees of freedom
• will understand the differences between physics at thermodynamic equilibrium and out of equilibrium
• learn systems maintained out of equilibrium, including active matter systems that are state-of-the-art research
• obtain solid expertise in the theoretical techniques required to treat phenomena far from equilibrium, and are
able to apply these methods to concrete problems,
• and will become competent to acquaint themselves with modern scientific questions.



Integrated acquirement of soft skills:
• autonomous working with scientific literature in English,
• improving written and spoken English during lectures and exercises,
• interdisciplinary thinking, and working
Pre-requisites It is assumed that the students are familiar with the contents of a four- semester course in theoretical physics, including Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics.
Learning organisation Lectures (twice a week):
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 2004T
Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 2002T

Tutorial (once a week)
Performance record Oral Exam 45 mins
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Weitere Unterrichtssprache(n) Deutsch
Literaturhinweise Literatur:
• Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, S. R. De Groot and P. Mazur, Dover Publications, Dover ed edition,
ISBN 486647412
• From Macrophysics to Microphysics Part 1 und 2, Roger Balian, Springer, ISBN 3540454780
• Principles of Condensed Matter Physics, P. M. Chaikin and T. C. Lubensky, Cambridge, ISBN
521794501
• A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics, Pavel L. Krapivsky, Sidney Redner, and Eli Ben–Naim, Cambridge,
ISBN 486647412
• Basic concepts for Simple and Complex Liquids, Jean-Louis Barrat and Jean-Pierre Hansen,
Cambridge, ISBN 521789532
• Physical Hydrodynamics, Etienne Guyon, Jean-Pierre Hulin, Luc Petit, Catalin D. Mitescu, Oxford, ISBN
521851033
ECTS points 8

Rooms and times

No room preference
Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:30, weekly
Thursday: 10:00 - 11:30, weekly

Module assignments

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Course Contents:
• Coarse graining (BKKY, Boltzmann, Navier-Stokes)
• Transport theory derived by symmetries & conservation laws
• Nonequilibrium steady states
• Irreversible Thermodynamics and Onsager linear response
• Passive and active systems (Active Ising model, Collective Motion)
• Coarsening kinetics in conserved and nonconserved systems
• Hydrodynamic Instabilities