PHYS-435 / 6 crédits

Enseignant: Wyart Matthieu

Langue: Anglais

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

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

written exam

Dans les plans d'études

• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics III
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics III
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics III
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics III
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel

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