Statistical Physics


Lecture details

The lecture will be given by Professor Helias.


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

Learning goal:

  • 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 (ausgewählte Bände und Kapitel)

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

Time Room Start/Finish
Mon. 3pm - 4.30pm 4282 (28B 110) 09.04.2018 - 16.07.2018 (14 dates)
Wed. 3pm - 4.30pm 4282 (28B 110) 11.04.2018 - 18.07.2018 (13 dates)
Fri. 2pm - 3.30pm 4263 (26C 401) 13.04.2018 - 20.07.2018 (14 dates)