PHYS-435 / 5 credits

Teacher: 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

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Statistical Physics II

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Solve problems in complex systems

Transversal skills

  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra. Exercises in class

Assessment methods

Take home exam

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical physics III
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical physics III
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical physics III
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical physics III
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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