Statistical Physics


Lecture details

The lecture will be given by Professor Winkler.


  • Statistical theory of equilibrium states (e.g. collective phenomena, phase transitions, renormalization group theory) and nonequilibrium processes (e.g. kinetic theory, stochastic processes).

Learning goals:

  • Students learn the principles, on which the modeling of complex systems is based, as well as the mathematical methods that are employed in deriving and solving such models.


  • D. Forster, Hydrodynamic Fluctuations, Broken Symmetry, and Correlation Functions
  • L.D. Landau und E. M. Lifschitz, Hydrodynamik
  • G. Röpke, Statistische Mechanik für das Nichtgleichgewicht
  • S.H. Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
  • R.J. Goldston und P.H. Rutherford, Plasmaphysik
  • C. Domb und J.L. Lebowitz, Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

For the time schedule, you can also refer to the university calendar:

Time Room Start
Tues. 12.15pm - 1.45pm 4282 (28B 110) 12.04.2016 (13 dates)
Wed. 10.15am - 11.45am 4282 (28B 110) 13.04.2016 (14 dates)
Wed. 12.15pm - 1.45pm 4282 (28B 110) 13.04.2016 (14 dates)