Computational statistical physics

The lecture will give a deeper insight into computer simulation methods in statistical physics. Thus, it is an ideal continuation of the lecture "Introduction to Computational Physics" of the autumn semester. In the first part students learn to apply the following methods: Classical Monte Carlo-simulations, finite-size scaling, cluster algorithms, histogram-methods, renormalization group. Moreover, students learn about the application of statistical physics methods to Boltzmann machines and how to simulate non-equilibrium systems. In the second part, students apply molecular dynamics simulation methods. This part includes long range interactions, Ewald summation and discrete elements.

Teaching assistants: Maximilian Holst [] and Toni Heugel []

Lecture: Fr 08:45 - 10:30 HIT J 51

Exercise class: Fr 10:45 - 12:30 HIT J 51

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