Coursebooks

Statistical physics III

PHYS-435

Lecturer(s) :

Wyart Matthieu

Language:

English

Summary

This course introduces statistical field theory, and uses concepts related to phase transitions to discuss a variety of complex systems (random walks and polymers, disordered systems, combinatorial optimisation, information theory and error correcting codes).

Content

1. Introduction to statistical field theory

2. Random walks and self-avoiding polymers

3. Percolation, Networks

4. Information theory and error correcting codes

5. Disorded systems (spin glasses) and combinatorial complexity

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Statistical Physics II

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra. Exercises in class

Assessment methods

written exam

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11  CE1100 CE1103
11-12   
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German