Coursebooks

Statistical physics IV

PHYS-436

Lecturer(s) :

Kippenberg Tobias

Language:

English

Summary

This first part of the course covers non-equilibrium statistical processes and the treatment of fluctuation dissipation relations by Einstein, Boltzmann and Kubo. Moreover, the fundamentals of Markov processes, stochastic differential and Fokker Planck equations, mesoscopic master equation, noise s

Content

I

I. Introduction to classical non-equilibrium thermodynamics

II. Statistical Mechanics of Linear Response

III. Open Quantum Systems: stochastic methods in Quantum Optics

IV. Special topic (1 Week): Probabilistic data analysis. Metropolis Hastings / Monte Carlo Markov Chains Algorithm in Bayesian Statistical Analysis

Additional Learning outcomes:

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Quantum Optics advantageous

Recommended courses

Statistical physics I, II, III

Quantum Optics

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Blackboard, summary slides and homeworks.

Expected student activities

Weekly graded homeworks for an extra point.

Assessment methods

Written exam (plus extra points via weekly homeworks)

Supervision

Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Moodle with Notes, papers, and bookchapters

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Physics - master program, 2019-2020, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Statistical physics IV
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Physics - master program, 2019-2020, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Statistical physics IV
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Applied Physics, 2019-2020, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Statistical physics IV
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Applied Physics, 2019-2020, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Statistical physics IV
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German